Francine Bovard is a senior technical specialist with Arconic (New Kensington, Pennsylvania). Arconic engineers and manufactures lightweight metals and the company’s aluminum, titanium, and nickel products are used for diverse applications worldwide.
An ASTM International member since 2013, Bovard is a member of the committees on light metals and alloys (B07), fatigue and fracture (E08), additive manufacturing technologies (F42), corrosion of metals (G01), and the joint ASTM/NACE committee on corrosion. Her committee leadership includes her current role as chair of the subcommittee on laboratory corrosion testing (G01.05) as well as former roles as recording secretary of B07, chair of its aluminum alloy wrought products subcommittee (B07.03), and secretary of two additional B07 subcommittees. In 2016, Bovard received the Francis L. LaQue Memorial Award from G01.
Bovard has been with Arconic for 28 years. Previously, she was a technical specialist with Alcoa and a technician with Sandia National Laboratory.
Outside ASTM International, Bovard is a member of SAE International and the Aluminum Association, where she previously served as chair of the Technical Committee on Products and Standards. She holds a master’s degree in material science and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, and an associate’s degree in metallurgy from the Pennsylvania State University.