Simon Frechette the group leader of the Information Modeling and Testing Group under the Systems Integration Division (SID) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He has worked in the areas of manufacturing standards implementation, conformance testing, product data standards, and systems integration for the last 20 years. Currently, he is the group leader for the Information Modeling and Testing Group and manages the Systems Integration for Manufacturing and Construction Applications (SIMCA) program. He is currently active in several standards development organizations including ISO SC4-TC184/SC4 (STEP) and ASME Y14.41. Previous positions include work with Westinghouse and a NIST internship with Black & Decker Corporation.