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Keynote Speaker: Joe Bhatia, President and CEO of ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
S. Joe Bhatia began his tenure as president and chief executive officer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on January 1, 2006.
Prior to joining ANSI, Mr. Bhatia held the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer of the international group at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). During his 35-year tenure with the organization Mr. Bhatia assumed positions of progressive leadership in global business operations. His areas of responsibility included engineering, governmental and congressional liaisons, external affairs, follow-up (certification) services and direction of UL’s $300+ million international operations.
In 2009, Mr. Bhatia was elected to serve as vice president for the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT) for a two-year term. He also serves as vice chairman of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Standards and Technical Trade Barriers (ITAC 16), a joint program of the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative. A member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Council and its Standing Committee on Strategies, Mr. Bhatia also holds a seat on the Oakton Community College Education Foundation Board and recently retired as a member of the National Fire Protection Association Board of Directors. In addition to his numerous professional affiliations, Mr. Bhatia is a frequent lecturer in the U.S. and around the world on topics such as international trade, technical developments, commercial market access, and health, safety and environmental concerns.
Mr. Bhatia holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a Master of Science in business management. He and his wife, Punita, have two sons.
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