|In accordance with the ASTM Bylaws, we are pleased to announce
the slate of candidates selected by the Societys Nominating Committee
for election to ASTM offices for terms commencing Jan. 1, 2001:
chairman of the boardone-year term; vice chairmantwo-year term;
and six directorsthree-year terms. The election is official when
the ballot closes on Dec. 1, 2000. A ballot card can be found
in the print version of Oct. 2000 Standardization News.
Chairman of the Board
Donald E. Marlowe
Donald E. Marlowe, vice chairman of ASTMs Board of Directors,
is the director of the Office of Science and Technology at the
Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) in Rockville, Md.
His career began in 1963 as a mechanical engineer with the National
Bureau of Standards (NBS) (now the National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST)). He became a project leader in NBS Composite
Materials Program and later chief of the Dynamic Measurements
Group. In 1977, he joined the FDA as a senior mechanical engineer
with the research and testing staff of the Bureau of Medical Devices.
Marlowe served as director of the Division of Mechanics and Materials
Sciences from 1984 until 1995 when he obtained his current title.
He holds bachelors degrees in physics and mechanical engineering
and a masters degree in solid mechanics from the Catholic University
of America. In addition, he has presented 40 papers and given
presentations in the area of material properties product testing,
analysis of medical devices, and consensus standards development.
A member of ASTM for more than 30 years, Marlowe has been active
in Committee D11 on Rubber, E28 on Mechanical Testing, F04 on
Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, F30 on Emergency Medical
Services, and the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations.
He is secretary of Subcommittee F04.21 on Osteosynthesis Devices.
He has been a member of the ASTM Board of Directors since 1994
and was chairman of its Finance and Audit Committee in 1997 and
Marlowe is also affiliated with the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers and the Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.
2001 - 2002
of the Board
Wayne N. Holliday
Wayne N. Holliday, a member of the ASTM Board since 1998, is vice
president of technology at LTV Copperweld in Independence, Ohio.
Prior to assuming this position in 1997, he held the title of
director of quality assurance. He served as a commissioned officer
in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and then worked as a metallurgist
at Republic Steel in Massillon, Ohio, from 1969 to 1984.
Holliday earned his degree at the Colorado School of Mines in
Golden. As an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, he has spent his
career experiencing increasing responsibility while pursuing improvements
in the metallurgical and quality control fields.
Since joining ASTM in 1981, Holliday has served on ASTM Committee
A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys and has worked
on multiple subcommittees of A01. He joined Subcommittees A01.09
on Carbon Steel Tubular Products and A01.10 on Stainless and Alloy
Steel Tubular Products in 1981. Holliday later joined Subcommittee
A01.19 on Steel Sheet and Strip in 1987.
In 1990 he joined A01.95, the USA Committee for International
Standardization of Steel. He has been an A01 Executive Committee
member and co-chair of the Long-Range Planning Task Group since
1993, and is serving as vice chairman of Committee A01. He is
also the chairman of Subcommittee A01.09 on Carbon Steel Tubular
Products and in the past has served as chairman of Subcommittee
A01.10 on Stainless and Alloy Steel Tubular Products. Since 1990,
he has worked on Subcommittee A01.13 on Methods of Mechanical
Testing and was chairman of the task group on Rounded Impact Specimens
from 1991 to 1994. Because of his extensive involvement at ASTM,
and his efforts in guiding the development of tubular products,
he received the ASTM Award of Merit in 1995.
While Hollidays primary interest has been in ferrous metallurgy
for bar and tubular products, he also has been noted for his work
in steel strip. He has placed a career emphasis on welding, thermal
treatment, and cold drawing, combined with a focus on management
of quality assurance. In addition to ASTM he is a member of the
American Society for Quality and ASM International. //
2001 - 2003
Anthony E. Fiorato
Anthony E. Fiorato, Ph.D., is president and CEO of Construction
Technology Laboratories, Inc. (CTL) in Skokie, Ill., which provides
engineering and scientific services to the construction and related
industries, with particular emphasis on cement, concrete, and
masonry. Dr. Fiorato has responsibility for overall management
of CTLs consulting, testing, and research services.
Prior to his current position with CTL, Dr. Fiorato was vice president
of Research and Technical Services for the Portland Cement Association
(PCA). He joined PCA in 1973 as a structural engineer and has
held a number of professional and management positions within
the association and its subsidiary, CTL.
Dr. Fiorato holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Drexel
University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from
the University of Illinois. He is a licensed structural engineer
Dr. Fioratos technical activities interface engineering properties
and durability of concrete with structural design, construction,
and performance characteristics. He has been active in research
and consulting, and has authored over 60 publications on cement
and concrete technology.
An active member of ASTM, Dr. Fiorato currently serves on ASTM
Committees C01 on Cement and C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates.
He is chairman of Subcommittee C09.61 on Testing Hardened Concrete,
as well as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Cement and
Concrete Reference Laboratory (ASTM C01.96/C09.96).
In addition to his work with ASTM, Dr. Fiorato is a fellow and
past Board member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He
currently serves on ACIs Financial Advisory Committee and the
Concrete Research and Education Foundation.
Dr. Fiorato is also a member of the American Society of Civil
Engineers, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and RILEM.
His numerous industry technical activities include those of the
Council for Masonry Research, the ASCE Civil Engineering Research
Foundation, the Canadian Standards Association, the Transportation
Research Board and the Federal Highway Administration, Northwesterns
Center for Advanced Cement Based Materials, and the National Research
2001 - 2003
Laura E. Hitchcock is senior standards specialist, external standards
at The Boeing Company in Seattle, Wash. Hitchcock assumed this
position in 1993. Prior assignments with Boeing involved the companys
Corporate Engineering Standards Department, where Hitchcock began
working in 1985. She began her professional career at Essex Corporation
in Alexandria, Va., as a research assistant in Human Factors Engineering.
Hitchcock holds a B.A. degree in English from Beaver College in
Glenside, Pa., with post-graduate work towards an M.S. degree
in human factors engineering.
Hitchcock has over 20 years of diversified experience in standards,
standards administration, and management. The last seven years
have focused on external standards management, strategic standardization
management, and policies and processes in the national and international
standards arenas in support of aerospace standardization. Additional
areas of experience include electronic development and delivery
of standards, standards benchmarking, development of standards
data management processes, and standards writing.
In addition to ASTM, Hitchcocks professional memberships include
the Industry Cooperation on Standards and Conformity Assessment
(ICSCA) and the Standards Engineering Society (SES). She chairs
ISO/TC20/U.S. TAG on Aircraft and Space Vehicles. She also serves
as vice chairman of the executive committee of the ANSI Company
Member Council and as secretary of SAEs Commercial Jet Transport
Standardization Committee. //
2001 - 2003
Luis F. Ordonez is vice president and technical director of Aislantes
Minerales in Mexico City, Mexico, a manufacturer and distributor
of thermal/acoustical insulating and fire protection materials.
He assumed this position in 1986. His prior positions include:
general manager of the consulting group DISA, Desarrollo Integral;
general manager of Aislantes Minerales; marketing manager for
Union Carbide; and production manager for the United States Gypsum
Co., all in Mexico City. His career concentration has been in
thermal insulation, codes and standards, and equipment and plant
In 1969, Ordonez attained a mechanical engineering degree from
the Universidad Iberoamericana. Subsequent degrees include those
in the fields of finance management and business.
Since 1995, Ordonez has been a member of ASTM Committee C16 on
Thermal Insulation. He is also active in ISO/TC 163 on Thermal
Insulation as the representative for Mexico. Ordonez also serves
as chairman of the Standards Committee of the Mexican Manufacturers
Association; a member of the board of directors of ONNCCE, a standardizing
and certifying body for thermal insulation in Mexico; and a participant
of the Codes Committee for energy efficiency at the Mexican Government
Energy Secretariat. He is also a member of the National Insulation
Contractors USA and the Mexican Quality Association.
Ordonez is a regular speaker at Mexican and North American trade
association meetings. He also spoke at the United Nations meetings
on Global Warming in Buenos Aires. He has written for trade association
magazines in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. //
2001 - 2003
Jack E. Parr
Jack E. Parr, Ph.D., is executive vice president of Research and
Development for Wright Medical Technology, Inc., in Arlington,
Tenn. As chief scientific officer, Dr. Parr is responsible for
the technical area of the company primarily involved in research,
product development, engineering, and regulatory and clinical
activities. Previous employment includes: vice president of research
for Zimmer, Inc. (a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb); corporate
technical director for Pentron Industries; president of Sun Plastic;
vice president of operations for Injectronics, Inc.; and research
chemist and technical representative for E.I. duPont de Nemours
Dr. Parr earned a bachelors degree in chemistry from West Virginia
University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Purdue University.
A member of ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials
and Devices, Dr. Parr served as vice chairman of the committee
from 1988 to 1994 as well as chairman of F04.11 on Polymeric Materials
from 1988 to 1996. Committee F04 recognized his efforts by granting
Dr. Parr the Patrick G. Laing Award and the Leroy Wyman Award
in 1992. He has also been given awards by the FDA Center for Devices
and Radiological Health in 1997 and, in 1996, by the Society for
Biomaterials, where he has served as president and currently serves
on the board of directors.
Other professional organizations in which Dr. Parr participates
include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic
Research Society, the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, Sigma Xi Research Society, the New York Academy of
Science, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering,
and the European Society for Biomaterials. //
2001 - 2003
Gregory E. Saunders
Gregory E. Saunders is director of the Defense Standardization
Program Office (DSPO) at the U.S. Department of Defense in Fort
Belvoir, Va. Saunders is responsible for all facets of implementing
MILSpec Reform and for policies and procedures on defense standardization
including the development and use of Qualified Manufacturers Lists,
the use of industry standards, development of performance specifications,
and Commercial Item Descriptions. He is vice chair of the Defense
With a bachelors degree in industrial engineering from the University
of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., Saunders began his work with
the DoD in 1976, where his career has advanced to the current
post he assumed in 1998. Over the years, Saunders has testified
before Congress, served on Defense Science Board Studies chaired
by Secretary Perry, and he has been responsible for the DoDs
program to adopt and use standards produced by voluntary standards
From 1988 to 1990, Saunders served on the ASTM Committee on Technical
Committee Operations (COTCO) and he served as chairman of the
former Committee F10 on Food. He has also been active on Committees
F15 on Consumer Products and F26 on Food Service Equipment.
Saunders has served on the Technical Standards Board and the Aerospace
Council of the Society of Automotive Engineers, as a director
on the ANSI Board, and he has chaired the ANSI Government Member
Council and the Standards and Data Services Committee. //
2001 - 2003
Fabio Tobon is executive director of ICONTEC, the national standards
body of Colombia. Tobon assumed his position at ICONTEC (Instituto
Colombiano de Normas Technical y Certificacion), Colombias standardization
and certification body, in 1992.
Prior to his involvement with ICONTEC, Tobon served as manager
and co-owner of IMOCOM, marketing and sales manager for General
Electric of Colombia, and dean and professor of agricultural engineering
at the National University of Colombia. Tobons career has concentrated
on the sales, marketing, administration, and management of corporations
as well as certification in Colombia and worldwide.
In 1966, Tobon earned a degree in agricultural engineering from
the National University of Colombia and a masters of science in
agricultural engineering and administration from the University
of Minnesota in 1970.
Tobon is currently a member of the Technical Management Board
(TMB) of ISO and he is a past member of the ISO Council. His focus
has been on increasing the participation of developing countries
in international standardization work and promoting the involvement
of developing national standards bodies in the World Trade Organization.
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