In accordance with the ASTM International 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, 2008: 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. 1.
This election is administered via the ASTM Web site. E-mails will be sent to ASTM members containing links for accessing the online ballot. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may request a hard copy of the ballot from Maureen Houck at 610/832-9594. Whether using the Web site or hard copy, remember that the deadline for receipt of all ballots is Dec. 1.
2008 Chairman of the Board
Richard F. Kayser, Ph.D
Richard F. Kayser, Ph.D., a member of the ASTM board of directors since 2003, is the Director of the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md.
The MSEL provides technical leadership for the nation’s materials measurement and standards infrastructure. Expertise in ceramics, polymers, metallurgy, neutron characterization, and materials reliability is used to anticipate and respond to industry measurement and standards needs in areas such as microelectronics, automotive, and health care by providing new and improved measurement methods, standard reference materials, and standard reference data, and by contributing to the development of key measurement-related documentary standards.
With a 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. Over the next 10 years, Kayser performed research and published approximately 40 peer-reviewed papers. Kayser became Chief of the Thermophysics Division in 1989 and Chief of the Physical and Chemical Properties Division in 1996. He assumed the position of Director of Technology Services in 1999, the position of Acting Deputy Director of NIST in 2004, and the position of Director of the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory in 2005. He began serving a second stint as the Acting Deputy Director of NIST in September 2007.
In recognition of his service, the Department of Commerce has awarded Kayser with its Bronze Medal (1983) and Silver Medal (1996 and 1999). Kayser also received the Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service in 1997, the Sigma Xi Outstanding Young Scientist Award in 1987, and the National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation Outstanding Achievement Award in 2000. //
2008-2009 Vice Chairman of the Board
Roger E. Stoller, Ph. D.
Roger E. Stoller, Ph.D., is a distinguished research staff member and the program manager for fusion reactor materials in the Materials Science and Technology Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Prior to his arrival at Oak Ridge National Lab in 1984, Stoller served as a research associate at the University of California, Santa Barbara for four years and as a staff engineer at General Electric in Sunnyvale, Calif. Stoller is currently an adjunct professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications and reports on the effects of radiation on materials in environments that include light water and fast breeder reactors as well as fusion reactors.
Stoller earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, respectively.
In 1987, he earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering also from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Since 1986, Stoller has been an active and recognized member of ASTM Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications, contributing to standards development in that committee, holding subcommittee offices, and currently serving as E10 chairman. Twice he received the E10 Award of Appreciation, in 1988 and 1990; in 1995, he received the Award of Merit from the committee. He has been actively involved in the success of the ASTM Symposia on the Effects of Radiation on Materials, which is sponsored by Committee E10, serving as symposium chairman, co-chairman, presenter and author. He is also a member of ASTM Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
A member of the ASTM Committee on Publications from 1993-2003, Stoller held the positions of vice-chairman and chairman. He also served as a member of the ASTM board of directors from 2004-2007.
In addition to ASTM International, Stoller is a member of the American Nuclear Society, where he is chairman of the Fusion Energy Division, ASM International and the Materials Research Society. In 2007 he was named a fellow of ASM International. //
Eric R. Boes
Eric R. Boes is corporate quality engineer for Delta Faucet Co. in Indianapolis, Ind. An ASTM fellow, Boes became an ASTM member in 1991.
An active participant in a number of ASTM International committees, Boes currently serves as user vice chair of Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys and as first vice chair of Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys. He also leads Subcommittees A01.93 on Awards, B05.91 on Editorial and Publications and B05.94 on Strategic Planning, and he participates in the activities of numerous other A01 and B05 subcommittees.
In 2003, B05 recognized Boes’ contributions to the standardization of copper and copper alloy products with an ASTM International Award of Merit. He also received a 2004 Service Award from the Committee on Standards for his work on that group. In 1994, Boes received a B05 Certificate of Appreciation for his contributions to B 858, Standard Test Method for Ammonia Vapor Test for Determining Susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking in Copper Alloys. This standard was developed based on a request from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) on behalf of the U. S. Coast Guard, which was looking for an alternative to the mercurous nitrate test. He has also been an important contributor to standard specifications and classifications of copper and copper alloys.
In addition to these affiliations, Boes is a member of B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys, B07 on Light Metals and Alloys, E11 on Quality and Statistics, F17 on Plastic Piping Systems, G01 on Corrosion of Metals, and the Joint ASTM/NACE Committee on Corrosion. Outside ASTM, he is a member of the American Foundry Society, the American Welding Society, ASM International, the American Society for Quality and the Standards Engineering Society.
Boes graduated with a B. S. in metallurgical engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich., in 1987. He began as a marketing engineer with Olin Brass Corp. in 1987, receiving promotions to metallurgical engineer in 1990 and senior metallurgical engineer in 1996. He joined Delta Faucet Company in 1998 as corporate quality engineer. His career concentration has been primarily in the areas of supplier quality assurance and development, auditing, metallurgical engineering, technical service and standards development. He is an ASQ certified quality engineer, a certified quality auditor, a certified quality improvement associate and a certified quality manager. //
Benedict R. Bonazza
Benedict R. Bonazza, Ph.D., is a
retired principal chemist, TI Automotive, LLC, in Caro, Mich.
An ASTM International member since 1994, Bonazza serves on Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants and several of its standards-writing subcommittees. He currently is the first vice chair of the main D02 committee, which includes 1,500 members, and chair of D02.A0 on Gasoline and Oxygenated Fuels. For his contributions, Bonazza was honored with the Sydney D. Andrews Award of Achievement in 2001 and an Award of Excellence in 2006. He also received a Service Award for his tenure on the Committee on Technical Committee Operations.
In his role at TI Automotive, Bonazza provided operations support for fuels, plastics and chemical technology, and he kept management informed of regulatory changes. Before joining the TI Automotive staff, he had held various positions with Phillips Petroleum Co. Prior to Phillips, he held a research position at the General Motors Research Laboratories.
During his career, Bonazza had been involved in fuels research and the development of lubricants as well as fuels and lubricant additives, and he worked on specialty chemicals applications development. He has published many technical papers in his field and holds several patents.
Bonazza holds a B.A. in chemistry from St. Thomas College in St. Paul, Minn., and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Mo. In addition to his ASTM involvement, Bonazza is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Chemical Society and the Society of Plastics Engineers. //
Richard Rodrigues Fragoso
Ricardo Rodrigues Fragoso is general director of Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas in São Paulo, Brazil.
After earning his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Taubaté in São Paulo, Brazil, Fragoso began his career at the National Steel Co. (CSN). He held a variety of positions there, rising to the position of executive director, where he supervised engineering, maintenance, logistics, utilizes, supplies, repair shop, foundry, financial services, and human resources. After gaining additional professional experience as CEO – Chief Executive Officer and technical director for two elevator companies, Fragoso assumed his current role in 2003.
While at CSN, Fragoso participated actively in community affairs and received the title, Honorary Citizen of Volta Redonda, in recognition of his service to the community. He was a title member of the Council of Administration at MRS Logisitics S.A. a company created after the privatization of Brazil’s Southeastern Railway, and he participated in the privatization of the Companhia Vale do Rio Doce.
Fragoso, who holds an M.B.A. from Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the council of the Comissao Pan Americana de Normas Técnicas (COPANT), and the Brazilian Committee on Standardization. In addition, he is treasury director of Associação Mercosul de Normalização and president of the Brazilian Committee of Conformity Assessment. He is a member of the ISO committee for policies and strategies. //
Daniel M. Harrington
Daniel M. Harrington, Ph.D., is president and chief operations officer, north, of the Lehigh Cement Co. in Allentown, Pa. He became an ASTM International member this year.
Following his graduation from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in science, Harrington began his career in the concrete and cement industry as a management intern at W.R. Grace and Co. in Cambridge, Mass. Rising to the position of vice president and general manager at W.R. Grace and Co., Harrington then became president and chief executive officer for Scancem Industries, Northeast – USA, in Reading, Pa.
In 1999, Harrington became president of Lehigh East for Lehigh Cement, and in 2003, took on additional responsibility as president and chief operating officer of Lehigh North. Lehigh North includes five cement plants, a grinding plant and import terminal, and a sand and gravel operation. He has strategic, organizational structure and financial responsibilities for Lehigh North.
Author of management, strategy and marketing articles for various industry publications, Harrington has conducted seminars on total quality management, strategy and sales skills for various companies and association groups. He has also taught marketing and management classes at the university level.
A member of the boards of the Portland Cement Association, the Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association, and the Northeast Cement Shipper’s Association Harrington has served all three groups as chair of the board. In addition, he is a member of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.
Harrington earned his M.B.A. in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J., and an M.A. and Ph.D. in executive management from the Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, Calif. //
Mary C. McKiel
Mary C. McKiel, Ph.D., is the standards executive with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.
As the first standards executive for EPA, McKiel directs the agency’s implementation of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act and OMB Circular A-119, and she sets standards policies and practices regarding the use of standards and participation in their development. In addition, she represents the agency in both domestic and international standards-related arenas.
A member of ASTM International Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action as well as three of its subcommittees, McKiel became an ASTM member in 2003. In addition to this standards work, McKiel is vice president of the American National Standards Institute board of directors and she chairs the ANSI National Policy Committee. She has written about the federal use of consensus standards for a wide variety of governmental and private sector publications.
In 1976, McKiel began her government service as a chemist with the National Archives Administration. She held several management and executive positions in the Federal Supply Service of the General Services Administration from 1982 through 1992, including director of engineering standards and director of quality standards as well as the first FSS environmental ombudsman. During that time, she worked on several ASTM International paper and paper products standards development activities.
McKiel, in addition to ASTM and ANSI, is a former member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and a member of the Chairman’s Quality Advisory Board and the Environmental Management Advisory Group at Underwriters Laboratories.
McKiel holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from American University in Washington, D.C.; an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; a B.S. in theology from Le Mans Universite in Le Mans, France; and a B.S. in chemistry and English from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. //
Peter M. Woyciesjes
Peter M. Woyciesjes, Ph.D., is the worldwide research and development manager, coolants, for Honeywell in Danbury, Conn. An ASTM fellow and Award of Merit recipient, Woyciesjes is chair of Committee D15 on Engine Coolants.
As chair of D15, Woyciesjes leads a 130-member committee that is responsible for some 40 standards that play a pre-eminent role in the engine coolants industry. He also serves as chair of Subcommittee D15.93 on Research and Long Range Planning and participates in the work of several D15 subcommittees, as he has since becoming an ASTM International member in 1992.
Woyciesjes has been active in the development of D15 coolant standards, including recycled coolant performance specifications, and he has participated in interlaboratory studies related to the committee’s standards work. In addition, he has actively promoted member participation and consensus building in the standards process. For his part in D15 activities, Woyciesjes received the D15 Raymond H. Rudisill Award in 1999 and the D15 Daniel H. Green Award in 2000.
Professionally, Woyciesjes has had management and supervisory responsibility for multiple research and development programs, as well as actively participating in research and development, plant support and technical assistance. Holder of a number of U.S. and foreign patents, Woyciesjes has translated these laboratory successes into larger scale operations. In the last several years, he has worked on applying his extensive Six-Sigma experience – master black belt Six-Sigma leader and mentor – in both technical and nontechnical areas.
Before joining the staff at Honeywell, Woyciesjes gained other industry experience from positions at Allied-Signal Corp., Prestone Products Corp., First Brands Corp.and Union Carbide Corp. In addition to ASTM International, Woyciesjes is a member of the American Chemical Society; the American Society for Quality; Technology and Maintenance Council; the Society of Automotive Engineers; and the British Technical Council of the Motor and Petroleum Industries.
Woyciesjes holds an associate’s degree in business from Westchester Community College, Westchester, N.Y.; a B.S. in chemistry from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh; and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. //