Erik Puskar, Manager, Global Standards & Information Standards Service, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Erik Puskar is the Manager for Global Standards & Information within the Standards Coordination Office at the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). At the institute, Mr. Puskar provides technical information related to standards and supports Federal agencies by monitoring developments in standards and conformity assessment internationally. He also oversees the U.S. WTO TBT Inquiry Point and Standards Information Center and leads the Office’s impact analysis efforts as well as NIST’s efforts on standards education.
Outside of the NIST, Mr. Puskar is Vice-Chair of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Committee on Education and serves on the International Policy Committee. He is currently Chair of the International Committee for Education About Standardization (ICES). In addition to standards, Mr. Puskar has experience in funding innovative high-risk technology, fiscal affairs/taxation, and information technology. Previous to his current position, he was a program manager with the Advanced Technology Program of NIST and has held other positions with the U.S. Government, international development organizations such as the IMF, and in consulting. He has experience in working in over 25 countries.
Mr. Puskar holds a degree in economics from Rutgers University and a Masters Degree in public management and policy from Carnegie-Mellon University.