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Award - Honorary Life Member
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Honorary Life Member

This Award consists of a professionally mounted Citation, and is presented at the SES Annual Conference.

This Award is presented by invitation of the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Awards committee, for unusual professional distinction and outstanding accomplishment or special contribution to recognized Associations or Committees in the field of standardization.

The Award is limited to one (1) per year.

Only individuals who are not current members or who have not been members of SES during the past five (5) years are eligible.

2017 Honorary Life Member Recipient:

Mr. Keith Williams, President and CEO, Underwriters Laboratory, Inc. (UL)

Keith Williams is the 10th President of UL and in that role is a strong proponent of Standards and Conformity Assessment.  He is a strong supporter of SES, and under his leadership, UL has consistently partnered with SES, both as an Organizational Member, and by supporting SES initiatives in standards and conformity assessment.  He was the Keynote speaker to the 65th SES Annual Conference, supported the creation of the SES Student Scholarship program making UL the first co-sponsor.  During his 12 years as president, UL has become a global leader in brand protection and a leading research institution into the science of safety. He routinely speaks at events around the world addressing such timely topics as Standards, Conformity Assessment, and Trade.  UL proactively engages governments, public officials, universities and businesses around the world in accelerating the safe introduction of the latest science and technology into the market.  Keith also serves as Chairman of the US-ASEAN Business Council, Secretary Treasurer of the US-China Business Council and he serves on the Boards of NFPA, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, World Business Chicago, and Opera Memphis.

Nomination Procedure:

Using the nomination form as a guide, you can submit qualified nominations in one of three ways:


Telephone: 1 603 926 0750

Supporting Data:
For each nomination, include individual name, organization, and contact information. Also, provide a supporting statement of 350 words or less stating the achievements in support of the nomination.

Mike Morrell
Executive Director
SES - The Society for Standards Professionals
1950 Lafayette Road
Suite 200
Pourtsmouth, NH 03801

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