Joe Bhatia has served as president and chief executive officer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) since 2006. Previously he held the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer of the international group at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). His areas of responsibility included engineering, governmental and congressional liaisons, external affairs, follow-up (certification) services and direction of UL’s $300+ million international operations.
In 2013, Bhatia was elected to serve as president for the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT); he previously served as COPANT vice president for four years. He also serves as vice chairman of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Standards and Technical Trade Barriers (ITAC 16), a joint program of the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative.