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Meritorious Service Awards
Professor Masami Tanaka - 2005
This award is presented in recognition of significant contributions to the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) and demonstrated outstanding service in enabling PASC to attain the objectives for which it was founded. The Inaugural PASC Meritorious Service Award for 2005 is presented to Professor Masami Tanaka for his outstanding work for PASC as PASC Standing Committee (SC) Chair from 1995 to 2000 and for his tireless work in standardization at national, regional and international levels.
Professor Tanaka has been involved with standardization policy as a member of the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC) since 1991. He served as Secretary General of JISC in his capacity as Director General of the Standards Department of the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), since reorganized as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). From 1995 to 2000, he chaired the PASC SC and actively participated in the APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC).
Professor Tanaka, a citizen from Japan, is the current ISO President having previously contributed to standardization activities in the ISO and IEC arenas and to cooperation with foreign countries, in particular as a Council Member of ISO.
Mr Rob Steele - 2007
This award is presented in recognition of significant contributions to the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) and demonstrated outstanding service in enabling PASC to attain the objectives for which it was founded.
As PASC Secretary, Mr Steele was a driving force behind PASC leadership of a newly forged cooperation between the Asia Pacific Specialist Regional Bodies for standardization, accreditation and metrology.
Significantly, Mr Steele'€™s actions built and fortified bridges between the Asia Pacific voluntary standardization community, to facilitate global and regional trade, regulatory compliance, and ultimately improve quality of life. For all of his tireless contributions to and for the region, Mr Steele was awarded the PASC Meritorious Service award in April 2007.
Mr Gary Kushnier - 2009
This award is presented is presented in recognition of significant contributions to the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) and demonstrated outstanding service in enabling PASC to attain the objectives for which it was founded.
Mr. Kushnier's deep knowledge of standardization, his thoughtful presentation of issues and advice, and his openness to others makes him a great person to have as an ambassador for PASC. As Chair of the PASC Standing Committee (now Executive Committee) he has provided the 'bridge' between successive PASC Chairs and hosts of the annual meeting, and made the work of PASC far more energetic, focussed and relevant to key partners and stakeholders in the region and at the international level.
As a direct result of Mr. Kushnier's character and skill, PASC is seen as an organization to talk to and to get things done, and has a high level of respect from the other Specialist Regional Bodies, the APEC Subcommittee on Standards and Conformance, the APEC Business Advisory Council, as well as PASC members and delegates to PASC meetings.
Mr Michel Bourassa - 2011
This award is presented in recognition of the significant contribution made by Michel Bourassa to the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) during his time as Canada's representative to PASC from 2004-2010.
Mr Bourassa's extensive knowledge of standardization and advice on issues are well regarded by PASC members as are his insights into the important relationships between ISO and IEC. Mr Bourassa has actively contributed over many years to both the IEC Standardization Management Board and the ISO Technical Management Board, and his contributions to these forums have helped strengthen standardization in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Mr Shi Baoquan - 2012
This award recognises the significant contribution of Mr Shi Baoquan to the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) during his time as China's PASC representative 1998 – 2010. Mr Shi Baoquan worked to strengthen communications with PASC members to tirelessly promote PASC activities in regional and international standardization. Mr Shi Baoquan chaired PASC in 2008 providing capable and strong leadership which was highly appreciated by participant members.