ASTM International Board of Directors

    Past Chairman 2015-2016


    Thomas A. Schwartz, P.E., is consulting principal and immediate past president at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., a national engineering firm that designs, investigates and rehabilitates structures and building enclosures, with seven offices in the U.S.

    An ASTM member since 1982, Schwartz currently serves on Committees E06 on Performance of Buildings as well as C14 on Glass and Glass Products and E58 on Forensic Engineering. He has received several notable awards for his ASTM service, including the Award of Merit and its accompanying title of fellow, the Walter C. Voss Award, the E. George Stern of Excellence and the Carl G. Cash Award.An ASTM member since 1982, Schwartz currently serves on Committees E06 on Performance of Buildings as well as C14 on Glass and Glass Products and E58 on Forensic Engineering. He has received several notable awards for his ASTM service, including the Award of Merit and its accompanying title of fellow, the Walter C. Voss Award, the E. George Stern of Excellence and the Carl G. Cash Award.

    Following his graduation from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Schwartz started work as an engineer at SGH. During his early years with the firm, he earned his master’s in material engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Schwartz held a number of positions at SGH, from engineer to senior staff engineer, and associate to principal, before assuming the role of president. A registered professional engineer in several states, he investigates and evaluates all types of glass and window systems, wall systems and roofing, and lectures and writes extensively about building enclosure technology.