William Berger Recognized for Significant Contributions in Standards Development

William Berger, Managing Director of Standards at ASME, was announced as the recipient of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Finegan Standards Medal, for his extraordinary leadership in the development and application of voluntary standards. Mr. Berger has contributed to numerous ANSI committees over the past 17 years and his contributions were noted through the nomination submitted by Claire Ramspeck, Managing Director of Standards Development at ASME.

2017 ANSI Finegan Standards Medal recipient William Berger (cen.) poses with the Chairman of the ANSI Board of Directors Kevan Lawlor (l.) and ASME Managing Director of Standards Development Claire Ramspeck (r.)

Renamed in 1985, this award commemorates Richard J Finegan, who for more than a decade provided leadership and strong support to ANSI and the voluntary standards system. This award is presented to individuals who demonstrate the same caliber of exceptional leadership. 

ANSI Finegan Standards Medal

Each year ANSI issues numerous Leadership and Service Awards to recognize the significant contributions of individuals to national and international standardization activities, as well as an ongoing commitment to their industry, nation, and the enhancement of the global voluntary consensus standards system. This year’s award recipients were honored by ANSI during an October 18, 2017 ceremony held in conjunction with World Standards Week 2017 in Washington, DC.