ACC Overview

The Accreditation Committee for Product Certifiers (ACC) is responsible for decisions on accreditation status under ANAB's product certification accreditation programs and advises on operational aspects of those programs.

The responsibilities of the Committee include:

  • Preparing procedures and criteria for assessment.
  • Formulating policy matters relating to the operation of the accreditation program.
  • Reviewing the process of evaluation and rendering decisions on accreditation.
  • Making decisions relating to the granting, maintaining, extending, suspending, reducing, and withdrawing of accreditation.
  • Supervising the implementation of accreditation program policies.
  • Delegating authority to organizations, committees, or individuals, as required, to undertake defined operational activities on its behalf.

Members and Officers

Membership on this Committee comprises a balance of all interested parties concerned with third-party product certification activities. Representation among the members of the Committee should conform to the following areas: industry, federal or state government, conformity assessment, and at-large.

Committee Officers:

Joel Solis, Manager, Conformity Assessment, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Vice Chair
Gary Minks, Head of Quality & Regulatory Affairs, Siemens Healthineers

ANAB staff is the contact for all ANAB program oversight committees (see below). Individual committee members listed here should not be contacted directly concerning ANAB business.

Operating Procedures

To ensure transparency as well as equity and due process in Committee proceedings, meet deadlines for responses to other organizations, maximize the impact of those responses, and achieve as high a degree of consensus as possible, the Committee has developed operating guidelines for itself and its activities.

View PRO-PL-103: Operating Procedures of the Accreditation Committee
Referenced within the Operating Procedures is the process summary that the Accreditation Committee for Product Certifiers follows to oversee the applications of product certification bodies.

Access the Accreditation Committee for Product Certifiers Document Library.

Staff Contacts

Reinaldo Figueiredo
Co-Interim Executive Director and Vice President, Conformity Assessment Strategy

Ms. Nikki Jackson
Senior Director, Product Certification Accreditation