ANSI brings together organizations from both the private and public sectors to develop voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessments
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has elected Kevan P. Lawlor, president and CEO of NSF Intl., as chair of its board of directors.
Lawlor begins his term as chair this month. He is uniquely qualified for this role, as NSF has a 70-year legacy of developing ANSI standards and offering conformity assessment services for the construction, food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. He most recently served as vice chair of ANSI’s board and also has chaired its audit committee.
“We are absolutely delighted Kevan has been elected to lead the ANSI board,” said ANSI President & CEO Joe Bhatia. “As the leader of one of the most widely respected standards development organizations, his breadth and wealth of experience continues to provide us with strong strategic and practical support as we continue to promote and facilitate voluntary consensus standards in the U.S.”
“ANSI’s role in supporting the global competitiveness of U.S. business by supporting the integrity of the standardization system and responding to critical domestic and international priorities is very complementary with NSF Intl.’s global public health and safety mission,” Lawlor said. “I’m honored to be elected chair and look forward to continuing my service with the organization.”
Lawlor’s 30 years of leadership experience at NSF include the roles of CFO, senior vice president of food safety, and president of NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR). Under Lawlor’s guidance, NSF has expanded into new regions, entered new markets and offered additional services to become a global organization in the standards development, testing, certification, auditing, training and consulting sectors.
Lawlor previously served at the University of Michigan as a member of the dean’s advisory board at the School of Public Health and on the external advisory council for the Center for Global Health. He is past chair of the board of directors of Food Gatherers and also served on the Cleary University board of trustees.