Bill Griese is director of standards development and sustainability initiatives for the Tile Council of North America, Anderson, South Carolina, an international trade association involved with standards development, product testing, and research, and representing North American ceramic tile and allied product manufacturers in regulatory, legislative, trade, and environmental matters.
Past chairman of the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations, Griese joined ASTM International in 2007 and served three consecutive terms as chairman of the Committee on Ceramic Whitewares and Related Products (C21). He serves as C21 vice chairman and as chairman of the Subcommittee on Ceramic Tile (C21.06). Griese is also a member of the committees on Sustainability (E61) and Manufactured Masonry Units (C15). In 2013 he received the J.A. Thomas President’s Leadership Award for his contributions on behalf of C21.
Griese, who regularly conducts seminars and contributes articles to industry publications, is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in building design and construction. Griese is also involved with the American National Standards Institute, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and other standards groups, and is a U.S. delegate to the World Ceramic Tiles Forum.
After earning a bachelor of science in ceramic and materials engineering from Clemson University, Griese joined the Tile Council as a laboratory engineer. He began working on industry standards in 2007, and assumed his current role in 2015.