Aves D. Thompson, chief of operations in the Alaska Division of Measurement Standards and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, will be installed as chairman of the National Conference on Weights and Measures at the conference’s 83rd Annual Meeting in Portland, Ore., July 12-16. NCWM is a standards-writing organization of more than 3,500 state, county and city weights and measures officials and representatives of industry, federal agencies, many foreign government agencies and consumer groups. The organization is in part self supporting and in part sponsored by the NIST Office of Weights and Measures.
Thompson is a member of the NCWM Executive Committee, the National Type Evaluation Program Board of Governors and the Budget Review Committee. He is chairman of the Strategic Business Plan Work Group for NCWM. He has served as vice chairman of the conference and as past chairman of the Resolutions Committee and the Liaison Committee. He also is a past president of the Western Weights and Measures Association.
For information on the NCWM and the 83rd Annual Meeting, contact the National Conference on Weights and Measures Inc., P.O. Box 4025, Gaithersburg, Md. 20885, (301) 975-4093, fax: (301) 926-0647, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the NCWM web site at http//:www.nist.gov/ncwm.
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