The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced the recipients of its 2017 Leadership and Service Awards. The awards recognize significant contributions to national and international standardization activities, an ongoing commitment to industry, the nation, and the enhancement of the global voluntary consensus standards system.
The ceremony will take place October 18 at the Watergate Hotel in conjunction with World Standards Week 2017 in Washington, D.C. Click here for more information.
Award recipients are as follows:
- James M. Shannon, president, International Electrotechnical Commission, has been awarded the Astin-Polk International Standards Medal.
- Sharon Stanford, director, department of standards administration, American Dental Association, will receive the Howard Coonley Medal.
- William Berger, managing director, standards, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, will receive the Finegan Standards Metal.
- Masood Shariff, senior principal engineer, CommScope Network Solutions, will receive the Edward Lohse Information Technology Medal.
- William S. Hurst, chief, technical research branch, laboratory division, office of engineering & technology, Federal Communications Commission, will receive the Gerald H. Ritterbusch Conformity Assessment Medal.
- Jay Pendergrass, vice president, Environmental Law Institute, will receive the Gerald H. Ritterbusch Conformity Assessment Medal.
- Don Heirman, president, Don Heirman Consultants, will receive the Elihu Thomson Electrotechnology Medal.
- Mary Logan, president and CEO emeritus, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, will receive the George S. Wham Leadership Medal.
- Ed Morris, director (retired), National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, will receive the Chairman’s Award.
- America Makes, and vice president (retired), National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, will receive the Chairman’s Award.
Next Generation Awards
Honoring those engaged in standardization or conformity assessment activities for less than eight years, who have, during this time, demonstrated vision, leadership, dedication, and significant contributions to their chosen field of activity. The awardees are:
- Christopher Dorr, senior hardware engineer, Rockwell Automation
- Sun Gil Kim, program officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Andrew Northup, director, global affairs, Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association
- Amy Phelps, program manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Meritorious Service Awards
Awardees of the Meritorious Service Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the U.S. voluntary standardization system. Each has demonstrated outstanding service in enabling ANSI to attain the objectives for which it was founded.
- William Boswell, counselor at law, William P. Boswell, LLC; general counsel, North American Energy Standards Board
- Shaun Clancy, director, product regulatory services, Evonik Corporation
- Mary Donaldson, program manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Steve Ferguson, manager, codes, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
- William G. Lawrence, Jr., principal engineer, hazardous locations, operations vice president, FM Approvals
- Kevin Lippert, manager, codes and standards, Eaton Corporation
- Deborah Prince, standards program manager, UL
- Clark Silcox, general counsel, NEMA
- Dr. Sue Ellen Wright, professor, German translation, Kent State University Institute for Applied Linguistics.