The IEEE 754 working group began meeting in 1977, produced a draft standard for floating-point arithmetic by the beginning of the eighties, and had it formally ratified in 1985, by which time it was already established as the new de facto standard.
Who were the members of the working group?
Intel, of course. (IEEE 754 is essentially the 8087, ratified as a standard.)
DEC. (They were the main opposition to denormals, on which point they held out for several years.)
Who else? I imagine there should be a list available, but I have so far not been able to find one.