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Kite & Key 2013 Recipients

Michael Babiak
Director of Technology, Energizer Battery Manufacturing, Inc.

Michael Babiak, who began his employment with Energizer in 1974, currently serves as chair of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ASC C18 on Portable Cells and Batteries and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC35 on Primary Cells and Batteries. He is recognized as a certified quality engineer by the American Society for Quality Control. Mr. Babiak will retire at the end of this year having been involved with standardization activities and NEMA for more than 40 years. During that time he has participated in more than two dozen NEMA product sections and other technical activities, most recently as the chair of the NEMA Dry Battery Section.

Alexander McMillan
Director, Global Standards & Trade, Rockwell Automation

Alec McMillan leads Rockwell Automation’s standards and trade programs in support of the company’s global interests. Mr. MacMillan has represented the U.S. as a member and leader of delegations to the IEC, Pacific Area Standards Congress, Pan-American Standards Commission, and Transatlantic Business Dialogue. He served as vice president of finance for the U.S. National Committee of the IEC, and sits on several ANSI and IEC committees. He is a long-standing member of the NEMA Standards and Conformity Assessment Policy Committee. Additionally, he actively participates in standards education, primarily through Northwestern University Center for Technology Innovation Management and ANSI.

The Kite and Key Award was established in 1987 to recognize individuals who have advanced the interest of the electroindustry through active and sustained involvement in NEMA activities. The 2013 awards will be presented November 9, 2013 during NEMA’s 87th annual meeting, Illuminations Weekend.


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