The Society for Standards Professionals (SES) presented its Emerging
Professional Award to Muhammad Ali, AStd, Technical Program Manager for the
Building Infrastructure Division of the National
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). SES honored Ali for his
distinguished contributions to the Standards profession and for demonstrating
leadership qualities among colleagues in the field.
“This is a much-deserved award for Ali, recognizing the hard work and dedication he has put forth to advance Standards on behalf of NEMA Members and
to promote the Standards development community generally,” said NEMA Vice
President of Operations and Strategy Patrick Hughes. “We are all proud of Ali
for accomplishing so much already, and we look forward to his future
accomplishments in what promises to be a very productive and meaningful career
as a Standards professional.”
Ali led the NEMA IoTNOW
Strategic Initiative to educate NEMA Members on emerging trends that will help electrical manufacturers in their transition into the era of digitization and electrification. He is currently co-leading a Strategic Initiative to modernize and accelerate the development process for NEMA Standards and other technical documents. Ali also coordinates an initiative to maintain the Association’s status as a world-leading Standards developing organization by training and credentialing all NEMA technical staff.
Ali is also a 2018 recipient of the American National Standards Institute
Next Generation Award. Ali manages the technical work of the Conduit Fittings,
Cable Ties, Outlet and Switch Boxes, Polymer Raceways, Enclosures, Surge
Protective Devices, Fuse, and Steel Conduit and Electrical Metallic Tubing
Sections. He is the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Secretary of
IEC SC 37A, Surge Protective Devices, and IEC SC 37B, Surge Protective
Components, and actively participates in U.S. National Committee activities. Ali
is currently serving on SES Board and is also an active participant in several
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $124 billion in shipments and $42 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.