BSI adds leader in electronic publishing to the Board

Press release: 14th July 2006

BSI Group - the global standards and certification body - today announced that Dr John J Regazzi has joined its Board as a Non Executive Director.

Dr Regazzi is a renowned figure in the world of electronic publishing.  He is the former Managing Director of Market Development at Elsevier, the world’s largest publisher of scientific, technical and health information. He was also the CEO of Elsevier Inc, the US division of Elsevier, and Managing Director of Elsevier Electronic Publishing, globally. 

At Elsevier, Dr Regazzi developed the Engineering Village, the first online community for engineers; Scirus, the first search engine for scientific enquiry; and Science Direct, the world’s largest and most used full-text article database for scientists and researchers.

From 1988 to 1998, Dr Regazzi was President and CEO of Engineering Information Inc - a leading provider of online information for researchers and practitioners in applied physical sciences and engineering – where he oversaw the company’s incorporation into Elsevier Inc. 

Dr. Regazzi is dean of the College of Information and Computer Science at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, which has campuses throughout the New York metropolitan area.  He gained his doctorate from Rutgers University.  He is a graduate of Columbia University and holds an MA from the University of Iowa and a BA from St John’s University.  He is the author of numerous articles and papers.

Unparalleled reputation in the standardization world

Commenting on his new role, Dr Regazzi said: “I am excited to be working with BSI at this time.  BSI Group has an unparalleled reputation in the standardization world and a unique depth of published resources.  In regard to electronic publishing opportunities I am confident that there is a great deal we can do.”

Sir David John, Chairman of BSI Group, said of the appointment: “John Regazzi joins BSI at a time when the Group is committed to exploiting numerous opportunities in electronic publishing, making our considerable library of standards and other publications even more accessible to our customers. 

“Dr Regazzi, with his unparalleled experience in the delivery of publishing solutions, will make a significant contribution to BSI in this regard.  He will play a key role in contributing to the development of Group strategy, particularly for the BSI British Standards division”.

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About Dr John Regazzi

Dr John Regazzi is a native of Brooklyn, New York and currently lives in Garden City, NY.  He is married and has three adult sons.