NEW YORK, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its 2016 Leadership and Service Awards. The awards, which are presented in conjunction with World Standards Week (WSW) 2016, honor individuals who have made significant contributions to voluntary consensus standardization and conformity assessment programs and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to their industry, their nation, and the enhancement of the global standards system.
"The annual awards program is a long-standing and valuable ANSI tradition," said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. "We welcome this opportunity each year to recognize the tremendous contributions that individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives make to standards and conformity assessment issues that affect both the economy and our well-being."
The following Leadership and Service Awards are open for nominations:
- Astin-Polk International Standards Medal
- Chairman's Award
- Coonley Medal
- Finegan Standards Medal
- Lohse Information Technology Medal
- Meritorious Service Award
- Next Generation Award
- President's Award for Journalism
- Ritterbusch Conformity Assessment Medal
- Thomson Electrotechnology Medal
- Wham Leadership Medal
Representatives of industry, government, academia, consumer organizations, and the U.S. voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment community, with the exception of current officers of the Institute's Board of Directors, are considered eligible for an award. Recipients will be chosen from the list of nominees by an awards committee comprised of the officers of the ANSI Board of Directors.
Nominations are due by Friday, June 17, 2016 (5:00 p.m. Eastern). Letters of support from members of the standardization community attesting to the nominee's outstanding achievements and appropriateness for receipt of the award are strongly encouraged. The nomination forms are available here. Winners will be announced by August 2016.
For information detailing the nomination procedure, the recipient selection process, and nomination forms, visit ansi.org/awards.
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 comprised 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), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
SOURCE American National Standards Institute