|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, 2003:
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, 2001. A ballot card has been placed
in the print version of the October 2001 Standardization News
so members may vote.
Chairman of the Board
Richard J. Schulte
Richard J. Schulte, vice chairman of ASTMs Board of Directors,
is a founder and active partner in Schulte Associates LLC, in
Brecksville, Ohio, a consulting firm providing business development,
marketing, planning, reorganization, and other management services
to gas and electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, and product
Schulte received his BS degree in electrical engineering from
South Dakota State University, and an MS degree in aeronautics/astronautics
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He started
his professional career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force analyzing
intelligence data and supervising the testing of components for
air-delivered weapons. Schulte has subsequently worked for Stone
& Webster Management Consultants, Inc; the Electric Power Research
Institute (EPRI); the American Gas Association (A.G.A.); International
Approval Services (IAS); and the Canadian Standards Association
Schultes career has principally been concentrated in the planning,
operation, and management of electric and gas utilities; management
of research programs for electric power equipment and gas appliances;
supervision of testing laboratories for military weapons, electrical
apparatus and appliances; and reorganization of energy-based enterprises.
For 14 years, he also participated in bi-national and international
standards development activities on behalf of the gas sector.
In 1994-95, Schulte was a member of the National Research Council
Project Committee which made recommendations to Congress on international
standards, conformity assessment, and U.S. trade policy.
Schulte is a former director of the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI). He is a current director of Energy West, Inc.,
a gas utility serving parts of Montana, Arizona, and Wyoming.
A member of the ASTM Board of Directors since 1996, Schulte served
as chairman of the ASTM Finance and Audit Committee in 1999. //
Vice Chairman of the Board
Arthur D. Schwope
Arthur D. Schwope, a member of the ASTM Board since 1999, has
worked for Arthur D.
Little, Inc., in Cambridge, Mass., since 1976. He is currently
a vice president and leader of its laboratory-based product development
group. Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, he was employed by Dynatech
Research and Development Company from 1972 to 1976. Schwope began
his career as a plant engineer at E.I. DuPont, where he worked
from 1970 to 1971.
Schwope received both his bachelors and masters degrees in chemical
engineering from Cornell University and Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, respectively. His career has concentrated on the
application and evaluation of polymeric materials for use as barrier
materials. These could be applied to a broad range of products
including chemical-protective clothing, food packaging, geomembranes,
and controlled-release drug delivery systems. He is the author
of Guidelines for the Selection of Chemical Protective Clothing,
a two-volume book prepared for the U.S. EPA and Coast Guard.
Schwope joined ASTM Committee F23 on Protective Clothing in 1977.
From 1990 to 1994 he chaired the committee, having previously
served as its recording secretary. He was chairman of Subcommittee
F23.96, the U.S. TAG on Protective Clothing from 1991 to 1994,
and co-chairman of Subcommittee F23.94 on Symposia from 1994 to
1997. Schwope chaired Subcommittee F23.30 on Chemicals from 1981
to 2001. He was given the ASTM Award of Merit and the title of
Fellow in 1988.
In addition to ASTM, Schwope belongs to the Product Development
and Management Association, the American Institute of Chemical
Engineers, the Controlled Release Society, and the Society for
Vincent Diaz is president of Atlantic Thread & Supply Company,
a Baltimore, Md., supplier of threads used in the manufacture
of textile products for highly specialized end-use applications.
In 1980, Diaz founded Atlantic Thread after holding general manager
positions with L. Fishman & Son and D. Schwartz & Son in Baltimore.
Atlantic Threads product line is diverse, ranging from the geotextile
foundation beneath the Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore to
the manufacture of composite aircraft components. Atlantic Thread
does business in 23 countries. Diaz holds a B.A. degree from Western
Maryland College in Westminster, Md., and has 28 years of experience
in the thread and yarn industry.
Diaz is currently a member of ASTM Commitees D13 on Textiles,
E02 on Terminology, and F23 on Protective Clothing. Earlier in
his career he was a member of D35 on Geosynthetics, having served
as an officer of the Terminology subcommittees and task groups
of each of these committees. He is the current vice chairman of
D13 and the membership secretary of E02.
Diaz has also participated in the development of Canadian General
Standards Board specifications for protective clothing used by
petroleum workers. He is also a member of the National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA) Wildland Fire Fighting Subcommittee for Protective
Clothing and ANSI Z41 Committee for Protective Clothing. //
Terry S. Hawk
Terry S. Hawk is senior construction engineer with Dick Corporation
in State College, Pa., where he has been working since February
2000 on a major interstate highway construction project for the
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
From 1996 to 2000, Hawk held the position of senior staff consultant
with Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., working in a senior role in both
the Transportation and General Civil Divisions on projects with
the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Port Authority of Allegheny
County. From 1994 to 1996, he served as senior consultant with
EG&G Environmental, Inc. Before EG&G, he held senior positions
with Michael Baker Jr. Inc. and a subsidiary, Baker Environmental
Hawk began his career in 1973 at the Ohio Department of Transportation
with a B.E. degree in civil engineering from Youngstown State
University. Hawk is registered as a Professional Engineer in 33
states. His concentration has been on geotechnical engineering
as it applies to construction and environmental applications.
Since 1975, Hawk has been actively involved in ASTM Committee
D18 on Soil and Rock, where he has served as subcommittee chairman,
vice-chairman for six years, and committee chairman since 1997.
He received the D18 Special Service Award in 1988, the D18 A.
Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award in 1991, the ASTM Award
of Merit in 1997, and the D18 Woodland G. Shockley Memorial Award
in 2001. He is also a member of ASTM Committees C09 on Concrete
and Concrete Aggregates, D34 on Waste Management, D35 on Geosynthetics,
and E50 on Environmental Assessment. Hawk was a member of the
ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations (COTCO) from
1996 to 1998, and was named COTCO chairman in 1999.
Hawks other professional affiliations include membership in the
American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of
Professional Engineers. //
Robert L. Jay Jordan
Robert L. Jay Jordan is president and chief executive officer
of OCLC, Online Computer Library Center in Dublin, Ohio, a nonprofit
membership organization serving libraries around the world. He
joined OCLC in 1998.
Prior to OCLC, Jordan was associated with Information Handling
Services (IHS) Group in Englewood, Colorado, for 24 years. During
that time, he served as president of several IHS divisions: New
Business Development; Software, Standards and Print Products;
and Engineering. During his tenure at IHS, he had an ongoing leadership
role with standards development organizations around the world
and directed the Standards Publishing Advisory Board activities.
Jordan holds a bachelors degree in English literature from Colgate
University. He served as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers
in Germany, and later joined the sales department of 3M in Germany.
3M promoted Jordan to Washington, D.C., where he was responsible
for marketing to U.S. government agencies.
With his broad-based business experience, Jordan has served as
a director of the Association for Information and Image Management
(AIIM), the Information Technology Industry Council, and the Information
Industry Association. He is a fellow of the Standards Engineering
Society (SES), an editorial board member of the Journal of Library
Administration, and a trustee on the Childrens Research Institute
Board. Jordan is also a member of the American Library Association
and the Special Library Association. //
Rey G. Montemayor
Rey G. Montemayor, Ph.D. is senior chemist in the Products and
Chemicals Division of Imperial Oil Ltd. in Sarina, Ontario, Canada,
where his focus has been on analytical chemistry related to the
quality assurance of petrochemical products.
Montemayor joined Imperial Oil (then Esso Chemical Canada) in
1979 as a quality control coordinator, and later served as technical
specialist. He received his current title in 1993.
Prior to his positions in Imperial Oil and previously Quatic Chemicals,
Montemayor has held academic posts at the University of the Philippines,
the University of Utah, and the University of Guelph. He holds
advanced degrees in chemistrya B.Sc. degree from the University
of the Philippines as well as M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the
University of Michigan.
Montemayor is a decorated member of several ASTM committees, holding
Awards of Appreciation and Awards of Excellence from the following
committees in which he continues to participate actively: D01
on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications; D02
on Petroleum Products and Lubricants; and S15, the ASTM Coordinating
Committee on Flashpoint. He is the current second vice chairman
of D01 and chairman of D01.35 on Solvents, Plasticizers, and Chemical
Intermediates, which has recognized Montemayor for his leadership
in the subcommittee. He is the current chairman of D02.08 on Volatility,
and is a current member of Committee D16 on Aromatic Hydrocarbons
and Related Chemicals. He is also the former chairman and secretary
The author of research reports, technical papers, chapters in
books, and various other scholarly publications, Montemayor is
also active in ISO TC 28/35 Joint Working Group on Flash Point
and the Standards Council of Canada. //
John S. Snodgrass
John S. Snodgrass is a senior staff engineer in the corrosion
group at the Alcoa Technical Center in Pennsylvania. His focus
is on mentoring younger staff, corrosion testing for quality assurance,
new alloy development, and new applications for aluminum alloys.
Snodgrass joined Reynolds Metals Company in 1970 from the Florida
Power and Light Company. He holds a B.ME. degree in mechanical
engineering from the University of Florida, an M.S. degree in
ocean engineering from the University of Miami, and an M.E. degree
in metallurgical engineering from the University of Florida. His
initial concentrations were on power-plant operation and performance,
later moving to supervision of corrosion research and testing.
Snodgrass earned his current position at Alcoa in 2000 following
the acquisition of Reynolds by Alcoa.
An active member of ASTM Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals
and its subcommittees since 1984, Snodgrass has held both offices
of committee vice-chairman (1996 2000) and currently chairman
since 2000. In 1996, he received the Award of Merit from G01 for
his outstanding contributions and leadership in the field of corrosion
testing in the development of numerous new standards, the revisions
of various others, and for his participation in the interlaboratory-testing
program. He also received the G01 Certificate of Appreciation
in 1989. For four years, Snodgrass served as the convener of ISO/TC
156 Working Group 5 on Intergranular Corrosion Testing. He is
a current member of the ASTM Committee on Publications, on which
he has served since 1996.
In addition to ASTM, Snodgrass in a member of ASM International,
ASME International, and NACE International. //
Jon S. Traw
Jon S. Traw is president and CEO of the International Conference
of Building Officials (ICBO) in Whittier, Calif.
With a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of
Arizona, Traw began his career in 1967 as a structural designer
for Douglas Aircraft. In 1970, he entered public service as a
civil engineering associate with the City of Los Angeles Building
and Safety Department, and later was chief plans examiner for
the City of Tempe, Ariz. In 1976, Traw joined ICBO as senior engineer,
advanced to vice-president of engineering in 1988, and president
and CEO, his current position, in 1993.
An advocate of performance-based systems both nationally and internationally,
Traw has been a featured speaker on performance-based regulatory
systems at conferences worldwide. He is instrumental in the consolidation
of regional regulatory systems and in the promotion of professional
credentialing programs. Traw is a supporter of global conformity
In addition to ASTM, Traw is a member of the Structural Engineers
Association of California, the American Society of Civil Engineers,
the National Fire Protection Association, the American Society
of Association Executives, and the National Institute of Building
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