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ANSI Honors NIST's Ileana Martinez with Distinguished Astin-Polk International Standards Medal

For Immediate Release: September 28, 2010

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Ileana Martinez, International Affairs Advisor with the Standards Services Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is the recipient of the American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) 2010 Astin-Polk International Standards Medal, honoring her distinguished service in promoting international trade. The Astin-Polk Medal is part of ANSI's Leadership and Service Awards which recognize recipients' commitment to enhancing global voluntary consensus standards. The Astin-Polk International Standards Medal honors distinguished service in promoting trade and understanding among nations through personal participation in the advancement, development, or administration of international standardization, measurements, or certification.

"Receiving this award is a great honor to me," said Ileana. "I thank the ANSI Board of Directors' Awards Committee and all those who expressed their support and endorsement for my work. It has always been an honor for me to serve, and I am grateful that my efforts have made a difference."

ANSI will honor Ileana and other distinguished award recipients at the 2010 ANSI Leadership and Service Awards, a banquet and ceremony held on Wednesday evening, Sept. 22, at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The ceremony is part of World Standards Week 2010.