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Nominations for Society Directors
In accordance with the ASTM Bylaws, we are pleased to announce the slate of candidates selected by the Society’s Nominating Committee for election to ASTM offices for terms commencing Jan. 1, 2003: chairman of the Board—one-year term; vice chairman—two-year term; and six directors—three-year terms. The election is official when the ballot closes on Dec. 2, 2002.

ASTM members, please see the ballot card at the center of the printed magazine to cast your votes.

2003 Chairman of the Board
Wayne N. Holliday

Wayne N. Holliday, vice chairman of ASTM’s Board of Directors, is vice president of technology at Copperweld in Independence, Ohio. Prior to this post at Copperweld, he held the positions of director of quality assurance, and most recently, director of technology. 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 and Cleveland, Ohio, from 1969 to 1984.

Holliday earned his degree at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo. 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 Subcommittees 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, co-chair of the Long-Range Planning Task Group and vice chairman of Committee A01. He is the past chairman of Subcommittees A01.09 on Carbon Steel Tubular Products and 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 Holliday’s primary interest has been in ferrous metallurgy for bar and tubular products, he also has been noted for his work in flat-rolled steel products. 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, ASM International, NACE International, and the Tube and Pipe Association International.

2003-2004 Vice Chairman of the Board
N. David Smith

N. David Smith, a member of the ASTM Board since 2000, is the assistant commissioner for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in Raleigh, N.C. He is responsible for a variety of programs: Food and Drug Protection, Standards (gasoline and oil inspection; weights and measures inspection; and LP-gas inspection), Research Stations; Agricultural Statistics; Agronomic Services; Plant Industry, Structural Pest Inspection, Property and Construction, and Budget and Finance. In addition to these principal responsibilities, he chairs the department’s Employee Safety Committee, a position he has held since the program was established in 1993.

Smith received his B.S. degree in biological and agricultural engineering from North Carolina State University in 1972, the year he began his career with the N.C. Department of Agriculture as a staff engineer. In 1976, he was selected to direct the liquefied petroleum gas inspection program in the Standards Division, and in 1979 he was named director of the Standards Division, serving in that capacity until January 2001. Smith has completed the Government Executives Institute Program at the University of North Carolina and the Top State Managers Executive Education Program at Duke University.

An active member of ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants since 1987, Smith served as chairman of the committee from 1994 until 1999. He has held many other roles within D02. Smith was secretary of the Volatility Section in Subcommittee D02.A0 on Gasoline and Oxygenated Fuels and chairman of its Antiknock Section; he served on the Executive Subcommittee; he is a member of the Task Group on Reformulated Gasoline; and he chaired the D02 Balanced Voting Task Force. Smith currently chairs the D02 Centennial Committee in preparation of the Committee’s 100th anniversary in June 2004.

Also involved in professional groups outside ASTM International, Smith is a past-chairman of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) as well as serving on numerous NCWM standing committees and task forces. He is actively involved in the Southern Weights and Measures Associations (SWMA), one of four regional weights and measures groups in the United States. Smith is a SWMA past-president and currently serves as secretary-treasurer.

2003-2005 Director
Akira Aoki

Akira Aoki is the executive advisor on International Affairs at the Japanese Standards Association (JSA), a board member of the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC), and chairman of the JISC Council for ISO and of coordination for JISC’s ISO/IEC activities.

Aoki served as ISO vice president (policy) from 1998 to 2001. From 1985 until assuming the vice presidency, he represented JISC in ISO governance bodies, including the General Assembly, the Council, and the Executive Board. He led the Japanese delegation for the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) from 1991 to 1993, and he chaired the ISO Technical Committee on Steel, ISO/TC17, from 1981 to 1995.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and earning a master’s degree in the same subject from the University of Tokyo, Aoki began his career in 1958 at the Nippon Steel Corporation. There he assumed numerous managerial positions, mostly technical in nature, which included production and standardization, at Nippon’s Tokyo headquarters. From 1980 to 1989, he served as senior general manager at Nippon in Tokyo. Prior to that, from 1976 to 1980, Aoki served as vice president (technology) at Nippon Steel USA, Inc., in New York. In the field of steel, Aoki’s concentration has been in the production of cold rolled steel as well as production management and corporate technology administration.

He is an honorary member of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan.

Aoki has many years of experience in corporate, national, and international standardization management. He led Japanese teams for standardization research and development programs of the Japanese Industrial Cooperation Agency (JICA) for Indonesia, Brazil, and Chile. He lectured on the subject of standardization at several Japanese universities, as well as to senior managers in developing nations. Aoki is a member and former chairman of the JISC Council for International Affairs.

2003-2005 Director
Julie A. Clifford

Julie A. Clifford is a manager with Alcon Laboratories, Inc. in Ft. Worth, Texas, where she manages Alcon’s packaging for ophthalmic products.

With a B.S. degree from the Michigan State University School of Packaging, Clifford’s career focus has been on consumer packaging, primarily in the pharmaceutical industry. She began her career as a packaging engineer in 1981 with General Mills, and then continued on to M&M Mars as a packaging supervisor, Bristol Myers as a senior engineer, and to DSC Communications Plano as a packaging supervisor before attaining her current position as manager at Alcon Laboratories in 1990.

With Alcon, Clifford has implemented new packaging materials, developed new applications approved by the Food and Drug Administration, presented research at the nation’s capital, and drafted the packaging sections for regulatory filing around the globe. Over the years, her work in the field of packaging has included quality control, product development, troubleshooting, and drafting specifications.

Clifford is a 16-year member of ASTM Committee D10 on Packaging. She currently serves as chairman of D10’s Division III on Consumer Products. Clifford is a former D10 Division III vice chairman and former secretary of D10.34 on Identification of Pharmaceutical Drug Product Containers (now D10.32 on Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Packaging). She is also a member of Committee F02 on Flexible Barrier Materials.

Throughout most of her career, which has centered on the testing and evaluation of packaging and its elements, Clifford has been active in the Institute of Packaging Professionals.

2003-2005 Director
Christopher G. Ingersoll

Christopher G. Ingersoll, Ph.D., is chief of the Aquatic Toxicology Branch of the United States Geological Survey, in Columbia, Mo., a position he has held since 1996.

With a strong career focus in the area of zoology, Ingersoll’s previous positions have included: research associate at the University of Missouri’s School of Forestry (1988-1996), leader at the Fish and Invertebrate Toxicology Section of the National Fisheries Contaminant Research Center (1986-1996), and research and academic posts in the Zoology Department of the University of Wyoming (1982-1986). These positions were preceded by teaching assignments in the fields of biology and zoology.

For the past 16 years, Ingersoll has conducted research to develop methods for assessing the bioavailability of contaminants in sediment. His research interests also include evaluating the sensitivity of threatened and endangered species to contaminants. Ingersoll holds a Ph.D. in zoology and physiology from the University of Wyoming, Laramie.

Active on several subcommittees within ASTM Committee E47 on Biological Effects and Environmental Fate, Ingersoll is the current Chairman of Subcommittee E47.03 on Sediment Assessment and Toxicology. He chaired E47 from 1996 to 2001, and was recognized with the E47 Exceptional Service Award. Within ASTM, Ingersoll also served on the Committee on Standards from 1999 to 2001, when he chaired the COS Form and Style Subcommittee. This year, he received the Robert J. Painter Memorial Award for meritorious service in the field of standards.

Ingersoll is a recognized member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), currently serving on the SETAC board of directors and as the SETAC liaison to ASTM. Since 1988, he has also participated in various capacities on scientific advisory boards of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Both the EPA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have awarded Ingersoll for his technical contributions.

2003-2005 Director
Richard F. Kayser, Ph.D.

Richard F. Kayser, Ph.D. is the director of Technology Services at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Technology Services supports the NIST Laboratories in the delivery of NIST products and services, promotes accuracy and uniformity of measurements in commerce, supports the standards and conformity assessment systems of the U.S., and facilitates trade by promoting the use of U.S. standards and technology and reducing technical barriers to trade. It is one of the major operating units of NIST, with an annual budget of approximately $35 million and a staff of approximately 175, for which Kayser is responsible.

With an Sc.B. degree in physical chemistry from Brown University and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Rice University, Kayser arrived at the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) in 1976 as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Follow, and he joined the staff of the Thermophysics Division one year later. Over the next 10 years, Kayser performed research and published approximately 40 peer-reviewed papers. After several management assignments, Kayser became chief of the Thermophysics Division in 1989, chief of the Physical and Chemical Properties Division in 1996, and he assumed his current position as director of Technology Services in 1999.

In recognition of his service, the Department of Commerce has awarded Kayser with its Bronze Medal (1983), Silver Medal (1996 and 1999), and he received the Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service in 1997. Kayser also received the Sigma Xi Outstanding Young Scientist Award in 1987 and the National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation Outstanding Achievement Award in 2000.

Kayser is active in the National Conference of Standards Laboratories and the National Conference on Weights and Measures. He is a former member of numerous professional organizations including the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, and Sigma Xi.

2003-2005 Director
Warren D. Ketola

Warren D. Ketola is a division scientist with the 3M Traffic Control Materials Division in St. Paul, Minn., where his focus has been on research into the weathering of polymers and the products in which these polymers are used. Ketola’s career with 3M spans over three decades.

With a B.S. in chemistry from Michigan Technological University, he began at 3M in 1970 as a chemist in the Commercial Tape Division, where he soon moved into the positions of advanced chemist and senior chemist. His major research focus while with the Commercial Tape Division was on preparation and characterization of pressure sensitive adhesive polymers. In 1982, Ketola began in 3M’s Traffic Control Materials Division as a chemical specialist, then as senior research specialist in 1990, and into his current post as division scientist in 1997.

A Fellow of ASTM, Ketola is the current chairman of ASTM Committee G03 on Weathering and Durability, having served as the committee’s former vice-chairman as well as a previous term as G03 chairman (1990-1995).

He also chairs G03.01 on Joint Weathering Methods. In addition to G03, Ketola is also active on Committees D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications and D20 on Plastics, on which he has served as the project leader for the development and revision of major D01 and D20 standards. He is the current vice-chairman of D20.50 on Plastics Durability. He received an Award of Recognition from D20 and Task Group Chairman of the Year Award from G03; he chaired the Weathering and Durability Session of the D01 Centennial Symposium; and he received the ASTM Award of Merit in 1997. Within the ASTM Technical and Professional Training Program, Ketola has developed a curriculum for the course on Weathering and Durability, and has served as its primary instructor for the session on weathering testing.

In addition to ASTM, Ketola is a member of the Council for Optical Radiation Measurements and an affiliate member of the American Chemical Society.

He is a recipient of the 3M Corporate Circle of Technical Excellence Award, and is the author or co-author of 19 technical papers related to weathering of materials and
co-editor of two ASTM Special Technical Publications (STPs).

2003-2005 Director
James S. Moulthrop

James S. Moulthrop, a senior consultant with Fugro-BRE, Inc. in Austin, Texas, has an extensive career in the transportation field, with an emphasis in asphalt technology.

For 20 years, Moulthrop worked on various engineering assignments for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He spent the next 19 years in industry, academia, and private consulting, with Lubrizol Corporation, Exxon Chemical Americas, the University of Texas at Austin, and as president of Moulthrop Technologies, Inc., a firm specializing in advancements in pavement maintenance, quality control, and materials. Most recently, he held the position of pavement system manager with Koch Pavement Solutions in Austin. His current post as senior consultant is with Fugro-BRE, a leading provider of engineering services to the transportation industry. Moulthrop holds a BA degree in geology from St. Joseph College, Rensselaer Ind., and an M.S. degree in geology from Kansas State University.

In 1993, he co-founded the consulting engineering firm, Asphalt Research and Development International. From 1987 to 1993, while with the staff of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a research engineer for the Center for Transportation Research, Moulthrop served as Technical Program director for the asphalt research portion of the Strategic Highway Research Program in the largest asphalt research program ever conducted.

A recognized international leader in pavement preservation and asphalt technology, Moulthrop is the current vice chairman of ASTM Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials. During his 15-year tenure on the committee, he chaired numerous D04 subcommittees.

In addition to ASTM, he is active in the Transportation Research Board, the Society of Highway Engineers, the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, the board of directors of the Foundation for Pavement Preservation, and the Canadian Technical Asphalt Association. In 2001, Moulthrop was a team member of the U.S.-led Pavement Preservation Scanning Tour of France, South Africa, and Australia, co-sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). //

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