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 August 2007
ASTM International News

ASTM International Staff Promotions

The departure of Kitty Kono at the end of August (see previous page) has been accompanied by a series of staff promotions.

KENNETH PEARSON has been named senior vice president – operations. In this new position, Pearson now oversees the Technical Committee Operations, Accounting, Information Technology, Corporate Development, and Building and Grounds divisions. He joined the ASTM International staff in 1976 and was named vice president of technical committee operations in 1987. Pearson received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa., and an M.S. in civil engineering from Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.

KATHARINE MORGAN, who had been the general manager of technical committee support since 2001, has been promoted to vice president of technical committee operations, filling the position previously held by Pearson. Morgan has been with ASTM International since 1984, starting as a manager in Technical Committee Operations. In 1990, she was promoted to director in that division. A graduate of Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, Morgan earned her M.B.A. from Widener University, Chester, Pa.

TERESA CENDROWSKA is replacing Kitty Kono as the new vice president of global cooperation. Cendrowska, who joined ASTM International in 1989, had been ASTM’s director of external relations since 2002. She spent over 10 years as a staff manager in Technical Committee Operations, and two years as manager of new business development. Cendrowska received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., and also holds an M.B.A. from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.

JEFFREY GROVE has been promoted to the position of ASTM vice president of global policy and industry affairs. Grove had served as director of government and industry affairs since 2004. Prior to that, he was the director of the Association for Computing Machinery’s office of public policy in Washington, D.C. He also spent eight years working for the U.S. Congress, including a three-year term as the staff director of the House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Technology. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Grove received his master’s in international trade and commerce policy from George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.

TIMOTHY BROOKE has been promoted to the position of assistant vice president of technical committee operations. Brooke received his B.S. in geology from Denison University, Granville, Ohio, and his M.B.A. in organizational management from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa. He joined the staff of ASTM International in 1995 as a manager in TCO and became a director in that division in 2002.

JAMES OLSHEFSKY has been named the ASTM director of external relations; he was previously the director of committee services. He had a 13-year career in the transportation field before joining ASTM International in September 1998 when he was hired as a manager in TCO. Olshefsky holds a B.S. degree in business logistics from The Pennsylvania State University.

DANIEL SCHULTZ has been promoted to the position of director, committee services. Schultz joined ASTM International as a manager in TCO in 1998, after practicing as a civil engineer for two years. Schultz holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., and an M.S. in engineering management from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa.

LEONARD MORRISSEY has been named a group director in Technical Committee Operations. Before assuming this new position, he was a manager in that division. Prior to joining ASTM International, Morrissey served as executive director for the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics in Mt. Laurel, N.J., and was a sales coordinator for Kinetics Concepts Inc., Morrissey holds a B.A. degree in letters, arts and sciences from the Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa., with additional concentrations in business and history; he is completing a master’s in public administration at Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.

Please join us in congratulating these staff members as they assume their new responsibilities.