David F. Alderman
David is the Group Leader for the Standards Coordination and Conformity Group at NIST. This Group's mission is to carry out NIST's responsibilities under the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) which calls for NIST to coordinate Federal, State, and local technical standards activities and conformity assessment activities, with the private sector, with the goal of eliminating unnecessary duplication and complexity.
Prior to that, David was with the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for 14 years. He initially served as the Program Manager for NVLAP's largest program, where he was responsible for the accreditation of over 600 asbestos testing laboratories. In 1994 he was named the Deputy Chief of NVLAP responsible for managing the day-to-day operations while also serving as the Program Manager for NVLAP's Fasteners and Metals Program. In October of 1999, he was named the Chief of NVLAP.