The Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) recently recognized Standards Council of Canada (SCC) CEO John Walter with the 2017 PASC Meritorious Service Award. The award was presented at the 2017 PASC annual meeting.
PASC, an independent and voluntary organization of National Standards Bodies (NSBs) for countries in the Pacific Rim, created the award in 2005 in order to recognize individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to its success. Mr. Walter was recognized particularly for his leadership in helping PASC develop closer relationships with the International Organization for Standardization and the Pan-American Standards Commission as well as his contributions to the PASC Strategic Plan for 2016–2020.
SCC is committed to promoting regional collaboration among NSBs in order to provide opportunities for Canadians. Participating in bodies like PASC is a critical part of our role as a trusted advisor and international standardization leader.
“I was honoured to receive the 2017 PASC Meritorious Service Award. I strongly believe in regional collaboration and the value it brings to Canada now and into the future. By building strong relationships with regional standardization organizations like PASC, SCC is better able to advance Canada’s innovation priorities, facilitate international trade, address industry needs and deliver value to Canada.”
John Walter, CEO, SCC
- About the Vancouver 2017 COPANT-PASC Annual General Meetings
- About the PASC Meritorious Service Award
- PASC news release on the 2017 Award
About the Standards Council of Canada
SCC is a Crown corporation that leads Canada’s standardization network. SCC facilitates the development and use of national and international standards and accreditation services in order to enhance Canada's competitiveness and well-being. SCC is part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada portfolio.