President, Standards Strategies, LLC
Mr. Wright is the President of Standards Strategies, LLC, an information and communication technology standardization engineering firm. He is the retired Director of Worldwide Standards for Lexmark International, a leading developer of printing technology and products. He has over 40 years of experience in standards, engineering, software development and marketing. Since graduating from the University of Louisville with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu), Mr. Wright worked on the development and marketing of office printing products for IBM (12 years) and Lexmark (21 years). A number of years ago he successfully led the worldwide printer industry in developing an IEEE standard for the parallel printer interconnect (IEEE 1284) and then a few years later in developing IEEE security assessment standards (IEEE 2600 series) for hardcopy devices.
Mr. Wright is a member of the Board of Directors of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization and previously served as its Chairman (2011-2016). He was one of the founders of and a past Chair of the Printer Working Group (PWG), a program of the IEEE ISTO, which develops and encourages the development of standards for the office printing industry.
Mr. Wright, a Senior Member of the IEEE, is the IEEE Standards Association (SA) Vice President for Products and Services Innovation. He served as the President of the IEEE Standards Association and as a member of the IEEE Board of Directors from 2017-2018. He was the 2015 IEEE Computer Society Vice President of Standards and a member of the Computer Society Board of Governors and Executive Committee. He was a member of the 2016 IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee. He has served as a member of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors for a combined 18 years and was its Treasurer for 8 years. As the SA Treasurer, he served on the IEEE Finance Committee. He has served a number of terms as the Chair of the SA Awards and Recognition Committee. He has served a number of terms as a member of the IEEE SA Standards Board, as the Chair of the Standards Board and as Chair of its Patent Committee. Mr. Wright previously served as Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Microprocessor Standards Committee, which is responsible for a diverse set of standards for parallel and serial busses, programming languages, cryptography and floating point arithmetic.
Mr. Wright is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Communications Society, the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology and the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society.
Mr. Wright previously served as the Chair of the Executive Board of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) which develops American National standards. INCITS is the US TAG to ISO/IEC JTC 1. As INCITS Chair, Mr. Wright served as the US Head of Delegation for the JTC 1 Plenary. In addition, Mr. Wright was a member of the INCITS Procedures Board Committee, the US Delegation to JTC 1 Special Working Group on the Directives, the INCITS Study Group on Planning, the US Delegation to the JTC 1 Special Working Group on Planning, and the INCITS Finance Board Committee.
Mr. Wright was a member of the Board of Directors of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for six years: 2008-2013. At ANSI, he is a member of the ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee, the ANSI-ISO Council, the ANSI International Policy Committee, the ANSI National Policy Committee and the ANSI Company Member’s Forum. He is also a member of the Information Technology Industry Council’s (ITI) Standardization Policy and Cybersecurity committees representing Lexmark.