Credentials and Experience of
1996 - Present
T. Willingmyre. P.E. is the President and founder of GTW Associates.
GTW Associates www.gtwassociates.com is an International Standards and Trade Policy consultancy. GTW Associates advises companies, law firms, associations, and governments on the strategic role of standards and conformity assessment and intellectual property policy practices in competitiveness of businesses, organizations and countries in the global marketplace. Current activities include representing US business interests to national and international organizations; recommending corporate standards strategies and tactics; interpretation and commenting on global standards processes and IPR policies with competition implications, assisting foreign organizations and businesses with US market access issues. Typical GTW assignments are to advise corporations on global standards strategies and intellectual property rights considerations; expert witness testimony; survey and prepare competitive analyses of national standards and conformity assessment infrastructures; research, interpret and advise approaches to market access problems in US and global markets. GTW issues an Insight newsletter from time to time at http://www.gtwassociates.com/alerts/index.htm
Mr. Willingmyre currently serves on the ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee; the IPRPC Copyright Group; the ANSI International Policy Committee; The ANSI ISO Council AIC) ; ( Regional Steering committees for Asia/Pacific, Europe/Middle East, and Americas; the Company Member Forum; and the Consumer Interest Forum. Mr. Willingmyre served on the W3C patent policy-working group and currently is a member of the ITU Telecommunications Standards Bureau (TSB) Directorís Ad Hoc Group on IPR; the IETF IPR working group; the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) The SGIP Bylaws and Operating Practives Working group BOPWG and the SGIP IPR Working group and the ABA Science & Technology Section Technical Standardization and Infrastructure Committee that developed the ABA Standards Development Patent Policy Manual. Mr. Willingmyre is a observer of the IEEE Standards Association Patent committee and Standards Board; monitors the IP policies of numerous standards organizations and maintains an online database Intellectual Property Rights Policies of selected standards developers Mr Willingmyre is "Special Advisor to the International Federation of Standards Users" Mr Willingmyre supports the IFAN WG19 on Intellectual Property and Standards Willingmyre lectures frequently at national and international standards and conformity assessment meetings and is a frequent contributor to "TalkStandards" at http://www.talkstandards.com
- 1995 Vice President, Public Policy,
American National Standards Institute
Mr. Willingmyre served as Vice President of the American National Standards Institute. helping U.S. business, professional societies, trade associations, federal agencies, and Congress promote private sector voluntary solutions to national issues and advancing U.S. industrial competitiveness in global markets. Responsibilities included ANSI Public Policy and Government Relations, ANSIís Company, Organizational and Governmental Member Councils and national programs for Conformity Assessment accreditation and policy. Mr. Willingmyre managed ANSIís Public Relations, Meetings, Membership and Communications operations. Mr. Willingmyre was the founding secretary of the International Accreditation Forum.
Willingmyre built strong relationships with key standards officials within governments, associations, standards developing organizations, conformity assessment bodies and businesses in the United States and around the world.
Willingmyre advised the ANSI Board on domestic and international strategies, opportunities for public/private sector alliances, and international policy negotiations. Mr. Willingmyre organized US preparations at ANSI for standards and conformity assessment policy meetings with European and NAFTA public and private standards and conformity assessment officials.
1989 Vice President Technical
Director, International Technical
Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA)
Willingmyre built consensus on solutions to technical and trade issues in the medical technology sector and represented membersí concerns before U.S. and foreign government policy makers and international standards organizations
and professional credentials:
The Johns Hopkins University, BSEE, Tau Beta Pi
George Washington University , MSEE, with honors
, MSEE, with honors