D. Thomas Marsh is president of Centrotrade Minerals and Metals Inc. in Chesapeake, Va., a distributor of and technical advisory company for rubber, latex and chemicals. In his position, which he has held since 1999, Marsh directs day-to-day operations; provides technical, regulatory and standards organization oversight to sister groups in Europe and Asia; and administers material specifications and contracts.
An ASTM International member since 1990, Marsh currently serves as first vice chairman of Committee D11 on Rubber, chairman of Subcommittee D11.22 on Natural Rubber and as secretary of Subcommittee D11.23 on Synthetic Rubbers. He also served a term on the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations (COTCO) from 2007 to 2009. He received a Distinguished Service Award from Committee D11 in 2007 and a Service Award from COTCO in 2009.
Marsh began his career as a technician for General Latex and Chemical Corp. in Ashland, Ohio, and then worked as a latex chemist for Abbott Laboratories from 1981 to 1987. He became laboratory and technical services manager for Ansell Inc. in Troy, Ala., and then president of the Ore and Chemical Corp. in Virginia Beach, Va., where he managed daily operations and implemented ASTM testing for natural rubber and latex. He was vice president of Microflex Corp., Reno, Nev., before joining Centrotrade.
In addition to ASTM International, Marsh is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Management Association, the Ohio Rubber Group and the Rubber Trade Association of North America, where he is a member of the board of directors and a past president. He is also a U.S. voting delegate to Technical Committee 45 for Rubber and Rubber Goods of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and served a term on the board of directors of Vystar Corp. from 2012-2013.
Marsh holds a general sciences degree from the Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.