Credentials and Experience of
George T. Willingmyre, P.E., President

1996 -  Present

George T. Willingmyre. P.E. is  President and founder of GTW Associates. 

GTW Associates  is an International Standards and Trade Policy consultancy.  GTW Associates advises companies, law firms, associations,  standards developers and governments on the strategic role of standards and  conformity assessment and intellectual property policy practices in  competitiveness of businesses, organizations and countries.  Current activities include interpreting  US  interests and strategies  in national and international standards organizations;  interpreting and commenting on  global  standards processes and IPR policies, assisting foreign  organizations and businesses  with US market access.   Typical GTW assignments are to manage GTW support for SDOs; interpret  global standards strategies and intellectual property rights policies; provide expert witness testimony; support standards activities at standards development organizations; research, interpret and advise approaches to market access problems in US and global markets. 

Mr. Willingmyre  currently serves on the ANSI   Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee;   the ANSI  International Policy CommitteeThe ANSI ISO Council (AIC); ( Regional Steering committees for Asia/Pacific, Europe/Middle East, and Americas;  the ANSI ISO Forum (AIF) the ANSI National Policy Committee; the ANSI Conformity Assessment Policy Committee; the Company Member Forum; and the Consumer Interest Forum.  

Mr. Willingmyre  observes  the IEEE Standards Association Patent committee and Standards Board;  monitors the  IP policies of numerous standards organizations and maintains an online  database  Intellectual Property Rights Policies of selected standards developers    

Willingmyre lectures frequently  at national and international standards and conformity assessment meetings and authors numerous standards policy articles 


1989 - 1995         Vice President, Public PolicyAmerican National Standards Institute

Mr. Willingmyre served  as Vice President of the American National Standards Institute. helping   U.S. business, professional societies, trade associations, federal agencies, and Congress promote private sector voluntary solutions to national issues and  advancing  U.S. industrial competitiveness in global markets. Responsibilities included ANSI Public Policy and Government Relations, ANSIís Company, Organizational and Governmental Member Councils and national programs for Conformity Assessment accreditation and policy.  Mr. Willingmyre  managed ANSIís Public Relations, Meetings, Membership and Communications operations.   Mr. Willingmyre was the founding secretary of the International Accreditation Forum.

Willingmyre built strong relationships with key standards officials within governments, associations, standards developing organizations, conformity assessment bodies and businesses in the United States and around the world.  

Willingmyre advised the ANSI Board on domestic and international strategies, opportunities for public/private sector alliances, and international policy negotiations.  Mr. Willingmyre organized  US preparations at ANSI  for standards and conformity assessment policy meetings with European and NAFTA public and private standards and conformity assessment officials.

1978 - 1989       Vice President Technical Affairs, and  Director, International Technical Affairs Health Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA) (Now Advamed)

Willingmyre built  consensus on solutions to technical and trade issues in the medical technology sector and represented membersí concerns before U.S. and foreign government policy makers and international standards organizations

Academic and professional credentials:

The  Johns Hopkins University,  BSEE, Tau Beta Pi     

The George Washington University,  MSEE, with honors


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