CSA Group Announces Appointment of Gianluca Arcari to New Position of Executive Director, Canadian Standards Association and Vice President CSA Group

Ash Sahi, President and CEO, CSA Group, announced the appointment of Gianluca Arcari to the new position of Executive Director, Canadian Standards Association and Vice President CSA Group, effective immediately. In the role as Executive Director, Mr. Arcari will be responsible for the leadership and strategic development of the standards division of CSA Group.

“Mr. Arcari has been an invaluable member of CSA Group’s senior leadership team and covered a variety of functions in the areas of strategic planning, global business management and implementation of corporate initiatives.  In his new role, Gianluca will focus on leading standards division to develop innovative standards and products, expand membership and grow our global standards portfolio,” says Ash Sahi, President and CEO, CSA Group. “Combining over 15 years of engineering and business expertise and cross-functional knowledge of CSA Group makes him an excellent choice to continue to enhance CSA Group as a leading provider of standards solutions, associated training, e-commerce, eLearning and advisory services.”

Over the past 13 years with CSA Group, Gianluca Arcari held positions as Director, Learning Services, Director, Appliance & Gas Global Business Unit, and Senior Director, Service Quality.  Prior to joining CSA Group, he worked for Bell Northern Research, Nortel and CMAC, in related Product Integrity fields. Gianluca earned a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University, and an MBA from York University (Schulich School of Business).

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.


Allison Hawkins
Manager, Corporate Affairs
CSA Group
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October 7, 2014