Organizational Structure
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ACIL has a 70+ year history and an outstanding reputation as an advocate for the broad-based scientific, engineering and testing industry, and provides staffing, resources and experience on a range of issues affecting its members. Issues relating to specific practice areas are addressed through ACIL's four discipline-based sections. Staff and section members actively monitor and respond to legislative, technical and regulatory developments affecting these segments of the industry, sponsor educational programs, and work to encourage good business practices and improve market conditions for all companies within their testing fields.


Board of Directors

We encourage members to contact their representatives with concerns needing Board attention.

Click here for a list of Directors.


Our Four discipline-related sections work on the technical, management and policy issues affecting specific member practice areas.  They are listed to the right.  Click on each section name for more information.

Conformity Assessment Section

Construction Materials, Engineering & Testing

Environmental Sciences Section

Food Sciences Section

Independent Laboratory Institute (ILI)

The Independent Laboratories Institute (ILI) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), scientific educational organization that allows ACIL Members access to some projects that are not possible in an advocacy group, such as:

  • Educational activities in the form of seminars, conferences, webinars
  • Education materials such as technical papers, best practice case studies and other educational content
  • Research studies to enhance and promote the use of new technologies and procedures
  • Training & Certification programs, including manufacturer/supplier and service provider content

In addition to the Board of Directors and the Executive and Nominating Committees, standing committees include: Government Relations, Programs and Future Leaders.

The ACIL Chair may appoint and disband special committees as special projects and issues arise. Committees typically function under the direction of a chair and vice chair and with the support of an ACIL staff liaison. Subcommittees or task forces may be formed to carry out specific projects in the course of the program year.

Click here for more information on committees.