James D. Converse

GTW Associate  



An effective, seasoned senior manager with highly developed skills and experience in applying voluntary and regulatory standards process, procedures, political  and management skills to practical problems of   both Fortune 500 and not-for-profit corporations. 

Possesses unique abilities in the successful operation of volunteer organizations – particularly those involved with high-tech standards activities.

 Innovative Leadership/Management  Analyzing and Planning  P&L Responsibility

 Administration/Organization  Consulting  Interpersonal Communication

 High Technology Standards  Change Management  Oral/Written Communication

 Training and Development  Public Speaking  Client/Customer Orientation


As Associate at GTW Associates Converse  currently supports the ANSI-accredited standards activity of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)  

As Associate at GTW Associates  Converse currently is Technical Director  at the American Bearing Manufacturers Association and staff support for the Bearing Technical Committee and ANSI-Accredited National Standards Committee B3 on Rolling Element Bearings as well as the Secretariat for  for four subcommittees of the International Standards Organization Technical Committee 4 on Rolling Bearings and Spherical Plain Bearings

Managed the Standards Activity for ISA – a standards developer

Chaired ANSI’s Executive Standards Council

Chaired NCITS (formerly X3) – a major standards developing committee

Served as a Director of ASTM – a major standards developing organization

Served as Director of Corporate Standards for Eastman Kodak Company


GTW Associates 2009 to present Associate

Consultant for organization specializing in the strategic role of standards and conformity assessment practices in the competitiveness of businesses, organizations and countries in the global marketplace.

Established and operated Custom Productivity Solutions, L.L.C. – February 2005 to present

Chief Records Officer – contract with the NC Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

ISA (The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society), Raleigh, NC – September 1997 to November 2001

Associate Executive Director – Directed publishing, standards, training, and credentialing

Director of Standards and Technical Services – Directed standards and division support functions

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, Rochester, NY – June 1967 to September 1997


Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors - University of Cincinnati


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