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2020 SES Awards Program Winners

Tuesday, August 18, 2020  
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2020 SES Awards Program Winners


18 August 2020


SES - The Society for Standards Professionals is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 annual Awards. These individuals are recognized for their meritorious service and contributions to standardization and conformity assessment. Awards were presented during the 69th Annual SES Virtual Conference August 5-6, 2020.

“On behalf of the SES Awards Committee, it is a tremendous privilege to have a hand in reviewing nominations and selecting outstanding standards professionals – our distinguished colleagues – to receive these prestigious awards and honors for our profession.” – SES Awards Director, Amanda Benedict, AStd

"Canadian Standards Association is pleased to sponsor the Lorne K. Wagner Memorial Award, in collaboration with SES, to recognize SES members who have made an outstanding contribution to the organization. I am pleased to recognize this year's winner, Amanda Benedict, from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. Amanda's noteworthy contributions to the SES conference planning committee include many new approaches that have enhanced conference content and attendee interaction" – Laurie Amiruddin, Vice President, Standards Commercial Services at CSA Group."


Alan K. Kaufman ………….. SES/ASTM Robert J. Painter Memorial Award

Amanda Benedict, AStd ... SES/CSA Lorne K. Wagner Memorial Award

Chris Carnahan, AStd ….… SES Fellow

Robert Toth …………………. SES Distinguished Service Award

Michael Woodford, CStd .. SES Distinguished Service Award

Tyler Kleinsasser ………….. SES Student Scholarship Program Winner


The SES and its Board congratulates all awardees and thanks them for their years of service to the organization and industry. To learn more visit:


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SES - The Society for Standards Professionals is a not-for-profit professional membership society dedicated to furthering the knowledge and use of standards and standardization. The Society’s worldwide membership includes standards developers, users, managers, and information specialists from industry, government, standards developing organizations, trade associations, and academia.



Mike Morrell, AStd, FSES

Executive Director

Phone: 1.309.716.6504