ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – Gordon Ely, validation manager at Nelson Laboratories, has been named president-elect of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST; www.iest.org) for 2005-2006. The organization is an international professional society representing interests in contamination control; design, test and evaluation; and product reliability.
Ely, a member of the editorial advisory board for CleanRooms, has previously served the IEST as technical vice president/contamination control, and has been involved with various working groups with the IEST, International Organization for Standardization (ISO; www.iso.org), and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI; www.aami.org).
After serving a one-year term as president-elect, he will assume the position of president for one year in 2006.
Moving from president-elect to president this year is Stanley Poynor, a veteran of the aerospace and defense industry, including twenty-two years in environmental engineering.
Tim Xu, currently with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been elected technical vice president/contamination control. His expertise includes environmental control, building systems, and environmental impact associated with design, operation and manufacturing.
Fredric Fey, who was re-elected as technical vice president of design, test and evaluation/product reliability, is president of the IEST Chicago Chapter, and is owner of a company that specializes in education, installation, and support of vibration test systems.
David Ball, a product development lab manager for Andrew Corp. and vice president of the IEST Chicago Chapter, has been re-elected as IEST membership vice president.
Remaining on the IEST executive board are: Charles Berndt, communications vice president; Phillip Winters, education vice president; David Banaczak, International Advisory Council (IAC) vice president; and Jan Eudy, immediate past president. Troy Ohmes of White Knight Engineered Products is filling the term of interim fiscal vice president Mitchell Mazer.