The ACIL Government Relations Committee (GRC) operates at a policy level, orienting itself around issues including accreditation, unfair competition, international trade and procurement, and writing position papers in support of these issues as needed.
The GRC meets quarterly in Washington, D.C. to discuss policy issues currently facing the industry, develop strategy, and monitor progress and activities. These meetings feature face time with Policy makers (regulators or legislators) to discuss issues and potential areas of cooperation.
To ensure a thoughtful, deliberative process to discuss topics which arise in each of the above issue areas, the committee uses technical resources available from the sections to lead the relationship-building campaign and influence policy direction to protect and expand the independent laboratory business in the Americas.
Chair: Cabot Earle, Microbac Laboratories, Inc.
Vice Chair: Walter Poggi, Retlif Testing Laboratories
Staff: Milton Bush
Ann Weeks, UL LLC
Bruce Godfrey, Curtis & Tompkins
Dave Mann, National Technical Systems
Peter Unger, A2LA
Doug Leonard, L-A-B
Craig Morr, NSF International