The American Industrial Hygiene Association has named Richard A. Strano, CAE, to be its executive director. Strano will succeed O. Gordon Banks, CAE, who is retiring at the end of this year after 12 years as the association's executive director.

Strano comes to AIHA from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, where he has served as executive director. He is expected to start work at AIHA in October.

As executive director, Strano will oversee a staff of 60 full-time and four part-time employees as well as an annual budget of $13 million.