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For several months, ASTM’s senior staff have been planning an internal reorganization to better position ASTM to face the challenges of developing standards in the global trade environment of the 21st century. As part of this reorganization, we are pleased to announce that several ASTM staff members have taken on new responsibilities.

Publications and Marketing Division

Drew Azzara, formerly assistant vice president in the Technical Committee Operations Division, has been named the assistant vice president of the newly formed Corporate Marketing and Development Department in the Publications and Marketing Division. In his new position, Azzara will oversee Corporate Development, Corporate Communications, and Customer Relations and Sales.

Pat Picariello has been promoted to the newly created position of director, Corporate Development, reporting to Drew Azzara in the Corporate Marketing and Development Department in the Publications and Marketing Division. In his new position, Picariello will be responsible for exploring, planning, organizing, and managing all aspects of new activity development and outsourcing service areas. Picariello had been a staff manager for several ASTM technical committees.

George Zajdel, formerly manager of Electronic Publications, has been named to the position of manager, Sales and Customer Support. Zajdel will lead a team of representatives assigned with the mission of marketing and selling ASTM products and services proactively based on customers’ specific needs, providing technical support, and building and maintaining strong, healthy customer relations.

Reporting to Zajdel will be Tracey Beckett, Ileane Smith, and Maryann Zamorski. Beckett will continue to run ASTM’s Information Center, and will now also coordinate customer support. Smith, formerly the administrative assistant in the Publications Production Department, has been promoted to the position of account representative. In this newly created position, Smith will be responsible for establishing and following sales leads and assisting current customers with their accounts. Zamorski will act as account administrator, overseeing online subscriptions to standards, journals, and other technical publications.

Vernice Mayer, who was most recently a senior standards editor, has been promoted to the position of manager, Standards II in the Publishing Services Department. In this post, she will be responsible for leading the editorial staff responsible for the various publications produced through the Standards Department including ASTM separates, the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, compilations, custom booklets, and other publications.

Mayer replaces Paula Fluehr, who has accepted the newly created position of manager, Output Support, also in the Publishing Services Department. In her new position, Fluehr will lead and manage the production staff responsible for the various publications produced through the editorial departments within Publishing Services including both print and CD-based publications.

A new Graphics Arts Department has been created. Lesley West, formerly the ASTM senior graphic designer, has been promoted to be the new department’s director, where she will oversee two graphic artists and direct all graphics art services for ASTM.

Technical Committee Operations Division

In the Technical Committee Operations (TCO) Division, Kathie Morgan has accepted the newly created position of general manager, Technical Committee Support. She will oversee meetings and special events, ASTM interface with ANSI and ISO/IEC, committee services, TCO computer services, and the newly created position of standards development editor. Morgan had been a director overseeing several ASTM committees and staff managers. She will retain her committee management assignments.

Kathy Peters, fomerly a standards editor in the Publishing Services Department, has accepted the newly created position of standards development editor, in which she will be responsible for providing editorial support for new standards development activities, major revisions and new standards as well as reviewing the quality of scopes for the new work item registration program and other editorial related projects.

Jim Olshefsky has been promoted to the new position of director, Committee Services, reporting to Kathie Morgan. Most recently a staff manager in TCO, Olshefsky is now responsible for standards coordination, committee administrative support, and TCO technology support. He will retain some of his committee management assignments.

Tim Brooke and Dan Smith have each been promoted to the position of director in the Standards Development Department in TCO. In their new positions, Brooke and Smith will continue to manage some technical committees and will oversee several staff managers. Both directors were staff managers, managing the activities of several ASTM technical committees.

Global Cooperation

Teresa Cendrowska, formerly a technical committee staff manager and most recently the manager of New Business Development, has accepted the position of director, External Relations. In this newly created position, she will work with Vice President of Global Cooperation Kitty Kono in understanding and resolving the needs of U.S. government in terms of voluntary consensus standards, and promoting ASTM International, its capabilities, and services through active liaison activities with the U.S. Congress and government agencies and to other national and international organizations. In this capacity, Cendrowska will also serve as ASTM’s Washington representative, replacing Kono who held that position until her promotion to vice president last year.

In addition to staff changes connected with the reorganization, ASTM welcomes Joe Hugo, Joe Koury, and Christine Sierk to the staff.

Joe Hugo joins ASTM as a staff manager in the Standards Development Department in TCO. He comes to us from DaVita Inc., an outpatient healthcare clinic in Philadelphia, Pa., where he served as facility administrator. Joe also served as manager of Technical Services and Purchasing at Delaware Valley Dialysis in Philadelphia.

Joe Koury has taken the position of manager in the ASTM Meetings Department, replacing Sandy Powers who retired earlier this year. Joe comes to us from McGettigan Partners in Philadelphia where he served as meetings/events planner. Joe also served as meetings and events planner and was responsible for communications at Fernley and Fernley, a multiple association management organization in Philadelphia.

Christi Sierk joins ASTM as a staff manager in the Standards Development Department in TCO. She most recently worked with Doyle Consulting Group, Inc. in Philadelphia where she was junior consultant. Christi also worked at Independence Blue Cross where she served as incentive analyst and marketing systems coordinator. At Main Line Health and Fitness, Christi worked as sales and service manager. //

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Some staff faces familiar to ASTM members have been promoted or accepted new positions (standing, left to right): Dan Smith, Jim Olshefsky, Pat Picariello, Tim Brooke, George Zajdel, Vernice Mayer, Lesley West; (seated, l to r): Kathie Morgan, Kathy Peters, Drew Azzara, Ileane Smith, Tracy Beckett, Maryann Zamorski. (Not pictured: Paula Fluehr.)