Retlif’s Poggi Receives IEEE Wheeler Award
Walter A. Poggi, President and CEO of Retlif Testing Laboratories, Inc., was recognized with IEEE’s Harold Wheeler Award for his contributions to the industry and to Long Island during his 35 years at the helm of the independent testing organization.
Awarded by the Long Island Section of IEEE, the Harold Wheeler Award recognizes IEEE members who have “demonstrated outstanding technical and management abilities.” Under Mr. Poggi’s guidance and stewardship, Retlif, an EMC (EMC)/EMI and Environmental testing leader since 1978, has grown dramatically. Headquartered in Ronkonkoma New York, Retlif operates laboratories in New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania as well as a regulatory office in Washington D.C.
Mr. Poggi is a known figure in the testing industry, having previously served as President of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL), and he was instrumental in the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s development of the first EMC laboratory accreditation program.