Steve D. Sandstrum is director of technical services for ISCO Industries Inc., a global custom piping solutions provider in Louisville, Kentucky.
A member of ASTM and Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems since 1986, Sandstrum currently serves as F17’s Division II chairman and as chairman of Subcommittee F17.26 on Olefin Based Pipe. He received the ASTM Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from F17 in 2009 for his service. He has also been honored with the Frank W. Reinhart and Henry Kuhlmann Awards for contributions on behalf of plastics pipe standardization.
Sandstrum held other technical and managerial positions at Innovene (now INEOS), BP-Solvay Polyethylene NA, Solvay Polymers and Phillips Driscopipe before joining the staff at ISCO as national accounts manager in 2005. He took on his current role in 2013.
A co-holder of three U.S. patents, Sandstrum has written numerous papers about the design, installation and use of polyethylene pipe resins and piping systems. He holds an M.S. in industrial engineering and a B.S. in zoology from Oklahoma State University.