ROSSLYN, Va., October 14, 2022– Karen Willis, Industry Director, Lighting Systems at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) was recognized with the 2022 ANSI Meritorious Service Award. This award is presented to individuals with a record of significant contribution to voluntary standardization who have demonstrated outstanding service in enabling ANSI to attain the objectives for which it was founded.
Karen has led numerous ANSI and NEMA technical committees over the course of her career, including at one time simultaneously managing five major ANSI consensus bodies. She is heavily involved in domestic and international standards development as NEMA’s representative on the U.S. National Committee (USNC) Council and on multiple other committees.
“Karen exemplifies the characteristics of the ANSI Meritorious Service Award, and I cannot think of a more deserving awardee,” said Patrick Hughes, NEMA Vice President of Strategy, Technical, and Industry Affairs. “She not only has a deep understanding of the strategic value of standards, but she serves as a mentor and role model developing the next generation of standards leaders.”
Former NEMA members were also recognized by ANSI. Kevin Lippert, formerly of Eaton, was awarded the Elihu Thomson Electrotechnical Medal. Elisabeth George, formerly of Philips, was recognized with the George S. Wham Leadership Medal.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $130 billion in shipments and $38 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.
Provided courtesy of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association