THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIAM F. PAUL AND KENNETH M. SCHOONOVER AS MEMBERS OF THE ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD
The President today announced his intent to appoint William F. Paul and Kenneth M. Schoonover to serve as members of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.
Mr. William F. Paul, of Trumbull, Connecticut, retired from United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in 1997, as Chairman and Executive Vice President of International Operations. During his forty-two year tenure with the company he served in many positions, including Senior Vice President and head of the corporation's Defense and Space Group. In 1983, he became President and CEO of UTC's Sikorsky Aircraft. He joined Sikorsky as a blueprint machine operator and rose through a succession of positions including Chief of Design, Chief Engineer, Vice President of Engineering and Programs and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sikorsky. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Royal Aeronautical Society of Great Britain. In 1987, Mr. Paul developed Macular Degeneration in both eyes and has been a strong advocate of low vision rehabilitation technology and policy. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bridgeport and an M.S. degree in structural engineering from Yale University.
Mr. Kenneth M. Schoonover, of Lansing, Illinois, is Vice President of Codes and Standards at the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), an organization committed to the harmonization of the federal and private sector accessibility codes and standards. He is responsible for administration of the code development process and the technical correlation and production for all BOCA national codes. In addition, he oversees the development of relevant technical assistance materials. Since joining BOCA in 1973, he has served as Manager of Technical Services, Chief Engineer of Code Development and Interpretations, Senior Staff Engineer and Staff Engineer. He serves as Chair of the American National Standards Institute A117 Accredited Standards Committee which is responsible for creating consensus standards on accessibility of buildings. Mr. Schoonover received A.A.S. and B.S. degrees from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is currently an M.B.A. candidate at the Keller Graduate School of Management.
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is an independent federal agency with a governing board of 25 members. The Access Board establishes minimum guidelines for accessibility under the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Board also provides technical assistance on architectural, transportation, and communications access.