Siemon vice president awarded medal by ANSI
John Siemon has been awarded the Astin-Polk International Standards Medal
John Siemon, chief technical officer and vice president of global operations for the Siemon Company, has been awarded the Astin-Polk International Standards Medal by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in the 2013 Leadership and Service Awards. The awards, announced in July, will be presented at a banquet and ceremony on 2 October 2013 in Washington, DC, to be held in conjunction with World Standards Week.
John Siemon has been recognised for distinguished service in promoting trade and understanding among nations through the advancement, development or administration of international standardisation, measurements, or certification.
“This is an important honour and it means a great deal to me both professionally and personally. I am proud and grateful for having worked with our industry’s foremost experts to guide the evolution of globally harmonised cabling standards that guarantee reliability and interoperability, whilst keeping pace with successive generations of networking applications. Above all, I am proud to work for Siemon; a company with an unfailing commitment to innovation and to the network infrastructure industry,” said Siemon.
John has been an active participant in industry standards organisations, developing network cabling and related infrastructure standards. His past positions have included chairman of the TIA TR42.1 subcommittee, responsible for commercial premises cabling; chairman of the US advisory group on international cabling standards (authors of ISO/IEC 11801); and chairman for BICSI's Technical Information and Methods Committee. He is currently chairman of the US Advisory Group on Interconnection of IT Equipment (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 25).
ANSI is the official United States representative to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and, via the US National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). It is also the US representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). It is a private non-profit organisation with a membership made up of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labour organisations. The Institute represents the interests of more than 125,000 companies and organisations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.