NCSL International Board of Directors 2020 Election
On January 1, 2020, in accordance with Article 6 of the NCSLI bylaws, the terms of four Vice Presidents will expire, and will need to be filled. This year you will elect a President who will serve a two year term and four Vice Presidents that will serve a two year term. The Nominating Committee has selected the slate of individuals listed below on this sample ballot. This slate has been approved by the Board of Directors. The sample ballot includes biographical sketches for each of the nominees.

Additional nominations for the positions of Member may be submitted by write-in petition by September 15th. Each write-in petition requires the signature of ten (10) active NCSLI member delegates, in addition to the requirements of paragraph 6.4 of Article 6. All nominees must meet the requirements of Article 6, paragraph 6.4 of the bylaws, as stated on the nomination petition.
The deadline for receiving nominations is Sept 15, 2019. 

If you have additional nominations to make, send your signed petition to the NCSLI Business Office and mark it to the attention of the Nominating Committee.

The official online ballot will go live after September 15, 2019 
Nomination Form Download | Sample Ballot Letter

President
Georgette Macdonald
As a Metrology Research Director at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Georgette provides leadership in delivering coherent metrological advice to improve decision making for commerce, standards development, regulation and trade agreements. Her activities ensure the Canadian market has access to and confidence in competent measurement solutions and while supporting the international recognition and equivalence of the Canadian accreditation system and National Metrology Institute.

Georgette’s technical background is in mass and related quantities. She started her career with GJS Mass Measurement and Fisher Scientific; as a Laboratory Technologist, and then as the Laboratory Supervisor and Quality Manager, where she participated in an international inter-laboratory comparison of mass standards and transitioned the quality system from ISO Guide 25 to ISO/IEC 17025. She is a laboratory assessor and a peer-evaluator.

Georgette is a motivated trainer, presenting on topics such as principles of mass calibration, managing a calibration lab, measurement uncertainty, and assessing laboratory competence. Georgette first participated at NCSLI events in Canada while starting her career at GJS Mass Measurement in 1998. Since then she has presented and given tutorials at many Workshops and Symposiums. She was appointed as the NRC Representative to the Board of Directors in 2013. Georgette is currently the NCSLI Treasurer. Georgette has a BASc, Civil Engineering (Ottawa U) and a MBA (Queen’s).

Vice Presidents


Mike Frisz

Mike Frisz started his metrology career in the us Air Force. Enlisting in 1994 having chosen PMEL (Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory) as his career field, Mike went on to managing the DC/LF laboratory before leaving in 1998. Mike left the USAF in 1998 and began working for Simco Electronics in San Diego CA where he spent time doing commercial calibrations for local industry that included pharmaceutical manufacturers and hi tech companies that require onsite calibrations all over Asia. 2001 started at Guildline Instruments Inc. the technical and Laboratory Manager overseeing the calibrations of DC/LF operations and supporting the sales activities.

In 2005, Calibration Services (GCS) where he focused on sales of metrology equipment from Transmille Inc from the U.K. and Alpha Electronics from Japan. In 2008, began working for Measurements International. Providing sales engineering, technical support, training and product design for metrology laboratories in and NMI’s as well.

Beverly Garcia

Beverly is a sales consultant for JM Test Systems, Inc., an accredited calibration laboratory serving all sectors of the measurement industry providing calibration, manufacturing, electrical safety testing and product sales/support. With over 30 years in technical documentation standards and calibration laboratory practices combined, she has served in the metrology industry for both internal laboratory functions as lead customer service and business planner for a major defense contractor, and as marketing/outside representation for a commercial laboratory. She has worked as a quality auditor and has extensive experience and training across the metrology disciplines. Currently Bev manages multiple customers in the aerospace, gas & oil, defense and medical industries providing metrology solutions, electrical safety support and onsite calibration services. Her early career at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi was spent in Central Engineering, a research library and repository for the blueprints of the sites facilities. In the mid 1990’s she founded a company that provided renewable energy solutions for solar, wind and hydro-electric power back up systems as well as sustainable living products and services, choosing a sustainable lifestyle for her family as well.

Beverly has been involved in NCSLI for many years in the Southeast. She served as coordinator of the Huntsville, Alabama section in 2009 – 2015 and Southeastern Region Coordinator from 2015 – 2019. As the Southeastern US Region coordinator she was instrumental in forming the Birmingham, Alabama section. Prior moving to Huntsville she was with Lockheed Martin’s Integrated Metrology Center at Stennis Space Center and was involved in the Gulf Coast section serving Mississippi and Louisiana. In 2009 she became chair of the 162 Financial Resources committee under Learning and Development.

She has been attending the annual NCSLI conference since 1991 and is enthusiastic about supporting the organization for future generations of metrology professionals. She currently owns two businesses, Icon Metrology, LLC, a professional representation service and Over the Moon, an event planning service. When she isn’t serving the world of measurement she may be found exploring the outdoors, traveling and enjoying the simple life with husband Ken, her children and grandchildren.

Jon Harben

Jonathan Harben is the Chief Metrologist for Keysight Global Services Organization where he is responsible for global metrology decisions. Previously, he served as a Metrologist at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) where he worked in the Standards Lab, maintaining electrical reference standards for multiple measurement disciplines. He joined Keysight Technologies in Santa Rosa, California in 2013.  Jonathan earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida, and a Masters degree in Optics from the University of Central Florida College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL). Jonathan has been active in NCSLI since 2010 and has been appointed Vice President of the Board’s Standards and Practices [170].

Ingrid Ulrich

Ingrid Ulrich is currently the Vice-President, Operations & Administration of Transcat Canada Inc., which operates the largest commercial calibration service company in Canada. She began her career with Ulrich Metrology in 1996 as Controller, and subsequently Chief Financial Officer, and then President from 2004 until 2014, year that Ulrich Metrology was acquired by Transcat. Prior to joining the company, Ingrid had a nine-year career as a Chartered Professional Accountant with the firm Richter where she worked as an audit manager and advisor to owner-manager companies. Ingrid first joined NCSLI in 2004 as a member and participant in the Canadian Region activities. She was named Secretary in 2009 followed by Canadian Region Coordinator from 2010 to 2012. Ingrid then assumed Board of Director roles as NCSLI Canadian Division VP in 2013 as well as NCSLI Treasurer from 2013 to 2016. Since 2017, Ingrid maintains her commitment to NCSLI as the Canadian Division Vice-President in addition to her participation on the Learning and Development Committee as Chairperson of the Anthony Ulrich Metrology Scholarship committee.

Ingrid graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1987 as well as a Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy in 1988. She was admitted to the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1988, and later received her Masters of Business Administration from Concordia University. Ingrid resides in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with her husband, three children and Wheaten Terrier named Riley. She enjoys travelling, alpine skiing and eating chocolate, and is an avid soccer mom.