NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to announce that John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable (BRT) and former governor of Michigan, will deliver the keynote address at this year's ANSI Annual Business Meeting. The Annual Business Meeting will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on October 23, 2014, at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC, as part of the 2014 World Standards Week (WSW) series of events. WSW is an annual event where members of the standards and conformity assessment community come together in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration.
Prior to assuming his current role as the head of the BRT, an organization representing the CEOs of leading U.S. corporations employing more than 16 million workers, Mr. Engler served as president and CEO of prominent manufacturing trade group and ANSI member the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). His time in government included three terms as governor of Michigan and a 20-year tenure in the Michigan State House of Representatives and State Senate, where he served as the Michigan State Senate majority leader for seven years.
The Annual Business Meeting will open with a hot breakfast followed by Mr. Engler's keynote address. The meeting will also include presentations from S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO, and Mary Saunders of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the interim chair of ANSI's Board of Directors, on ANSI's recent accomplishments and continuing priorities. In his keynote address, Mr. Engler will discuss the important role workforce development plays in bolstering the U.S. economy and the ways in which quality workforce credentials can facilitate matches between job seekers and companies in need of employees. Both Mr. Engler's keynote address and the remarks from Mr. Bhatia and Ms. Saunders will be followed by question and answer sessions.
Attendance at the Annual Business Meeting is free for ANSI members and costs $95 for non-members. All attendees must register by Friday, October 10; online registration is available. To learn more about the Annual Business Meeting and WSW 2014, visit www.ansi.org/wsweek.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is made up of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.
The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
SOURCE American National Standards Institute