Nominations for the 2010 Board of Directors
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, 2010: 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. 3.
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. 3.
2010 Chairman of the Board
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. He is a co-principal investigator for the ORNL
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 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 serving as E10 chair from 2002 to 2007. Twice he received the E10 Award of Appreciation, in 1988 and 1990; in 1995, he received the Award of Merit and title of fellow from the committee. He has been actively involved in the success of the ASTM Symposia on the Effects of Radiation on Materials, which are sponsored by Committee E10, serving as symposium chair, co-chair, 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 chair and chair. He has served on the ASTM Board of Directors since 2004 and was chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee in 2007.
In addition to ASTM International, Stoller is a member of the American Nuclear Society, where he is a former chairman of the Fusion Energy Division, ASM International and the Materials Research Society. He was named a fellow of ASM International in 2007 and of the American Nuclear Society in 2009.
2010-2011 Vice Chairman of the Board
KENNETH F. YAROSH is a global service line manager for the specialty chemicals business of Dow Corning Corp., a global silicones and silicon-based technology firm headquartered in Midland, Mich.
Yarosh joined Dow Corning in 1985 with a B.S. in chemistry from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill. In 1987, he opened Dow Corning’s regional sealants testing laboratory in Atlanta, Ga. From 1988 to 2002, Yarosh was a technical service specialist working closely with construction specifiers and sealant contractors on new and restoration building projects in North America.
In 2003, Yarosh became the European technical manager based in Brussels, Belgium, for Dow Corning’s global construction industry. In this role, he managed technical professionals who provide support for silicone sealant, coating and water repellent products used in building construction applications. In 2006, Yarosh relocated to Michigan to manage Dow Corning’s sealants and adhesives product development group for the Americas.
Yarosh is currently vice chair of ASTM International Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants. Prior to this role, Yarosh was C24 secretary, and he served on a number of C24 subcommittees. Yarosh is also a member of Committees D14 on Adhesives and E06 on Performance of Buildings. He participates in many interlaboratory studies and has worked on several key standards for the glazing and weatherproofing industry. In addition, he serves as a global liaison between the sealants industry and Committee C24, and he is principal author of technical papers for C24 and E06 symposia.
In 2005, Yarosh received the ASTM Award of Merit and title of fellow for his contributions to Committee C24. He has also been honored by the committee with Certificates of Appreciation in 1998 and 2000, and with the C24 Sealants Hall of Fame Award in 2001.
Yarosh has been a member of the Construction Specifiers Institute, the EIFS Industry Members Association, the Glass Association of North America, the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute, and the Adhesive and Sealant Council. He has also been a director for the Exterior Design Institute and the Protective Glazing Council.
Yarosh has served on the ASTM Board of Directors since 2006 and is currently chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee.
MARILYN L. BAKER is a senior innovation consultant in global quality for The Coca-Cola Co. in Atlanta, Ga., the world’s largest beverage company. In her position, Baker is responsible for packaging governance and innovation issues for flexible, fountain, food service and concentrate packaging. She also oversees new package and package material authorizations with an emphasis on hazardous materials transport requirements, flexible packaging and policy development.
In her career, which includes more than 29 years of experience with The Coca-Cola Co., Baker has worked in such packaging technology areas as plastic closure development and returnable plastic bottles. She was the team leader at Coca-Cola in obtaining U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for recycled content food-contact packaging in the United States. She has also worked on plastics recycling in Europe and Asia.
Baker joined ASTM International in 2006. She serves on Committees D10 on Packaging, E60 on Sustainability and F02 on Flexible Barrier Packaging, and on a number of D10 and F02 groups. She is chair of Subcommittee D10.19 on Sustainability and Recycling and of Subcommittee F02.15 on Chemical/Safety Properties. She also is or has been a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; the Institute of Packaging Professionals; the Society of Plastics Engineers, where she has been serving on the Flexible Packaging Division board of directors; the Society of Women Engineers and Women in Packaging.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., where she earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Baker has certifications in project management and communications. She also has quality certifications, including lead auditor certification for ISO 9001, Quality Management Systems – Requirements. In 2007, Baker was honored with a 2007 All-Star in Technology Award from Women of Color in Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering.
RONALD J. EBELHAR is a senior principal with H.C. Nutting, a Terracon Company, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a multi-disciplinary engineering firm that provides services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., in 1975 and 1976, respectively, Ebelhar joined McClelland Engineers in Houston, Texas, as a staff engineer/consultant in 1977 for a 10-year span. From 1987 to 1996, he served as division manager and then as vice president for Rust Environment & Infrastructure (and its predecessors, S&ME, Westinghouse and SEC Donohue) in Cincinnati, Ohio, before taking the position of vice president with H.C. Nutting in 1996. He assumed his current role in 2007.
As a project manager for geotechnical and environmental engineering projects worldwide, Ebelhar has provided design and consulting services for commercial, industrial, transportation, waste disposal and public utility projects; geotechnical engineering design and construction, including site soil response under seismic, cyclic and dynamic loadings; and marine geosciences and engineering field explorations.
Ebelhar, who joined ASTM International in 1980, currently serves as chair of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. He is also chair of the D18.90 executive subcommittee and has previously led Subcommittees D18.13 on Marine and Freshwater Geotechnics, D18.09 on Cyclic and Dynamic Properties of Soils, D18.98 on Hogentogler Award and D18.80 on Planning. An ASTM fellow and 2003 Award of Merit recipient, Ebelhar received the R.S. Ladd Standards Development Award in 2008 for D7400, Test Methods for Downhole Seismic Testing; the Woodland G. Shockley Award in 2007; the A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award in 2002; Special Service Awards in 1993 and 1986; and the Committee D18 Technical Editor’s Award for STP 1213, Dynamic Geotechnical Testing II, in 1995.
In addition to his ASTM work, Ebelhar is a fellow and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the National Groundwater Association.
RANDY F. JENNINGS is executive assistant in the Regulatory Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Nashville, Tenn. In this position, among other responsibilities, he directs fuels and biofuels work on quality assurance statewide as well as develops rules for petroleum products, biofuels and biofuels blends.
Currently the second vice chair of ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, and vice chair of the D02 executive subcommittee, Jennings is active in several D02 subcommittees, including D02.A0 on Gasoline and Gasoline-Oxygenate Blends; D02.E0 on Burner, Diesel, Non-Aviation Gas Turbine and Marine Fuels; D02.H0 on Liquefied Petroleum Gas; D02.02 on Hydrocarbon Measurement for Custody Transfer and D02.08 on Volatility.
In his career, Jennings was appointed standards supervisor for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture in January 1989; he then became petroleum products administrator with involvement in engine fuel quality sampling, inspection, testing and law enforcement. In 2004, Jennings assumed the position of regulatory services administrative manager, where he worked on petroleum fuels and alternative fuels as well as projects related to programs across the Department of Agriculture. He became executive assistant in 2007.
In addition to his ASTM involvement, Jennings currently serves as chair of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, where he is also co-chair of the Premium Diesel Working Group, a member of the conference’s Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee and a past chair of the Petroleum Subcommittee. He is a past president and current member of the Southern Conference on Weights and Measures Executive Committee and a member of the Committee on Measurement Quality of the American Petroleum Institute.
Jennings earned a B.S. in agriculture from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., a B.S. in chemistry from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tenn., and a certificate in government management from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.
RICKY W. MAGEE is director of the technology laboratory for Columbian Chemicals Co. in Marietta, Ga., a global provider of carbon black for rubber, plastic and liquid products. As technology laboratory director, Magee is responsible for Columbian’s global technology laboratory, which provides material science, analytical and applications information in support of product development, quality assurance and technical service for rubber and industrial carbon blacks.
Magee’s career has focused on the management of analytical and material science laboratories, which has recently expanded to include rubber applications. His experience includes surface area techniques and scanning and transmission electron microscopy.
In 1984, the year he completed his M.S. in chemistry at Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, La., where he also earned his B.S. in chemistry, Magee became a chemist at
Chair of Committee D24 on Carbon Black and of Subcommittee D24.41 on Carbon Black Nomenclature and Terminology, Magee joined ASTM International in 1990. For his work in several D24 groups, which has contributed to the ongoing improvement and development of test methods for the carbon black industry, Magee received the Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow in 2008. In 2000, Committee D24 honored Magee with a Distinguished Service Award. Magee is also a member of the U.S.A. Committee for International Standards on Rubber in Committee D11 on Rubber and of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 45 on Rubber.
In addition to ASTM International, Magee is a member of the American Chemical Society and a sustaining member of the Microscopy Society of America.
MARY H. SAUNDERS is deputy assistant secretary for Manufacturing and Services in the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., where she manages the daily operations of the more than 200 MAS industry specialists, economists and international trade experts. Saunders also works to strengthen the position of U.S. industries in world markets through her coordination of DOC strategies, policies and programs. She assumed this role in December 2008.
Prior to her tenure in the DOC, Saunders was in federal service in positions with the Department of the Army starting in 1979, including the Office of Institutional Research, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. She began her DOC career as an international trade specialist, a position she held from 1986 to 1993. She then joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology in 1993 as an economist, becoming a group leader in 1997 and chief of the Standards Services Division in 2001. In leading that division, Saunders oversaw programs in laboratory accreditation, standards coordination and conformity, global standards and information, and implementation of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act.
For her service at NIST, Saunders received the Bronze Medal in 1995, 2001 and 2007. She also received DOC Silver Medals in 1999 and 2005.
An ASTM International member since 2002, Saunders currently serves on Committee E60 on Sustainability and its Subcommittee E60.02 on Hospitality. Outside ASTM International, she is a member of the National Policy Committee of the American National Standards Institute, and she is chair of the ANSI International Policy Committee.
Saunders graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., with a master’s degree in public affairs.
ROBERT D. THOMAS is president of the National Concrete Masonry Association in Herndon, Va. The organization represents producers and suppliers in the concrete masonry and hardscapes industry and focuses on research, production and marketing of concrete masonry and retaining wall building systems.
As head of NCMA, Thomas has responsibility for all aspects of the association; he also works closely with state concrete masonry associations and allied industry organizations to ensure industrywide coordination of relevant programs. He previously had been NCMA vice president of engineering and research from 1999 to 2008. Thomas joined the NCMA staff in 1990; he became director and then vice president of research in 1994 and 1998, respectively.
An ASTM International fellow and Award of Merit recipient, Thomas recently served as chair of Subcommittee C12.02 on Research and Methods of Tests in Committee C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry and as chair of Subcommittee C15.03 on Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units, a part of Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. In addition to his work on several C12 and C15 subcommittees and task groups, he is also a member of Committees C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, C27 on Precast Concrete Products and E06 on Performance of Buildings. Thomas joined ASTM in 1991.
Thomas’ ASTM involvement has also been recognized with the Gilbert C. Robinson Award in 2004 for outstanding practical research contributions to Committee C15 and the Alan H. Yorkdale Award for the best masonry-related technical paper published in 1996.
Outside ASTM International, Thomas serves on the board of directors for the Building Seismic Safety Council and on the executive committee for the Masonry Society. The author of several technical papers, Thomas is also a member of the American Concrete Institute and chairman of the Council for Masonry Research, a joint collaborative organization that is part of the Masonry Industry Council.
Thomas holds a master of science in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor of science in civil engineering from North Carolina State University.