JENI WONG: Chair American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL)

Jeni Wong is the Chair of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL). ACIL has a 70+ year history and an outstanding reputation as an advocate for the broad-based scientific, engineering and testing industry, and provides staffing, resources and experience on a range of issues affecting its members.

Issues relating to specific practice areas are addressed through ACIL’s four discipline-based sections. Staff and section members actively monitor and respond to legislative, technical and regulatory developments affecting these segments of the industry, sponsor educational programs, and work to encourage good business practices and improve market conditions for all companies within their testing fields.

ACIL is the trade association representing independent, commercial scientific and testing laboratories. Its members are professional services firms engaged in testing, product certification, consulting, and research and development. Affiliated membership is available to manufacturer’s laboratories, consultants, and suppliers to the industry.

The association was founded in 1937 as the American Council of Commercial Laboratories. It was later incorporated in the State of New York as the American Council of Independent Laboratories. ACIL defines independent scientific and engineering services firms as commercial entities engaged in analysis, testing, inspection, materials engineering, sampling, product certification, research and development and related consulting services for the public. They are not affiliated with any institution, company, or trade group that might affect their ability to conduct investigations, render reports, or give professional, objective, and unbiased counsel.