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Nominations for Society Directors
In accordance with the ASTM 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, 2001: 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, 2000. A ballot card can be found in the print version of Oct. 2000 Standardization News.

Chairman of the Board
Donald E. Marlowe

Donald E. Marlowe, vice chairman of ASTM’s Board of Directors, is the director of the Office of Science and Technology at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Rockville, Md.

His career began in 1963 as a mechanical engineer with the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)). He became a project leader in NBS’ Composite Materials Program and later chief of the Dynamic Measurements Group. In 1977, he joined the FDA as a senior mechanical engineer with the research and testing staff of the Bureau of Medical Devices. Marlowe served as director of the Division of Mechanics and Materials Sciences from 1984 until 1995 when he obtained his current title.

He holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in solid mechanics from the Catholic University of America. In addition, he has presented 40 papers and given presentations in the area of material properties product testing, analysis of medical devices, and consensus standards development.

A member of ASTM for more than 30 years, Marlowe has been active in Committee D11 on Rubber, E28 on Mechanical Testing, F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, F30 on Emergency Medical Services, and the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations. He is secretary of Subcommittee F04.21 on Osteosynthesis Devices. He has been a member of the ASTM Board of Directors since 1994 and was chairman of its Finance and Audit Committee in 1997 and 1998.

Marlowe is also affiliated with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. //

2001 - 2002
Vice Chairman
of the Board
Wayne N. Holliday

Wayne N. Holliday, a member of the ASTM Board since 1998, is vice president of technology at LTV Copperweld in Independence, Ohio. Prior to assuming this position in 1997, he held the title of director of quality assurance. He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and then worked as a metallurgist at Republic Steel in Massillon, Ohio, from 1969 to 1984.

Holliday earned his degree at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. As an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, he has spent his career experiencing increasing responsibility while pursuing improvements in the metallurgical and quality control fields.

Since joining ASTM in 1981, Holliday has served on ASTM Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys and has worked on multiple subcommittees of A01. He joined Subcommittees A01.09 on Carbon Steel Tubular Products and A01.10 on Stainless and Alloy Steel Tubular Products in 1981. Holliday later joined Subcommittee A01.19 on Steel Sheet and Strip in 1987.

In 1990 he joined A01.95, the USA Committee for International Standardization of Steel. He has been an A01 Executive Committee member and co-chair of the Long-Range Planning Task Group since 1993, and is serving as vice chairman of Committee A01. He is also the chairman of Subcommittee A01.09 on Carbon Steel Tubular Products and in the past has served as chairman of Subcommittee A01.10 on Stainless and Alloy Steel Tubular Products. Since 1990, he has worked on Subcommittee A01.13 on Methods of Mechanical Testing and was chairman of the task group on Rounded Impact Specimens from 1991 to 1994. Because of his extensive involvement at ASTM, and his efforts in guiding the development of tubular products, he received the ASTM Award of Merit in 1995.

While Holliday’s primary interest has been in ferrous metallurgy for bar and tubular products, he also has been noted for his work in steel strip. He has placed a career emphasis on welding, thermal treatment, and cold drawing, combined with a focus on management of quality assurance. In addition to ASTM he is a member of the American Society for Quality and ASM International. //

2001 - 2003
Anthony E. Fiorato

Anthony E. Fiorato, Ph.D., is president and CEO of Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc. (CTL) in Skokie, Ill., which provides engineering and scientific services to the construction and related industries, with particular emphasis on cement, concrete, and masonry. Dr. Fiorato has responsibility for overall management of CTL’s consulting, testing, and research services.

Prior to his current position with CTL, Dr. Fiorato was vice president of Research and Technical Services for the Portland Cement Association (PCA). He joined PCA in 1973 as a structural engineer and has held a number of professional and management positions within the association and its subsidiary, CTL.

Dr. Fiorato holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Drexel University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. He is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois.

Dr. Fiorato’s technical activities interface engineering properties and durability of concrete with structural design, construction, and performance characteristics. He has been active in research and consulting, and has authored over 60 publications on cement and concrete technology.

An active member of ASTM, Dr. Fiorato currently serves on ASTM Committees C01 on Cement and C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. He is chairman of Subcommittee C09.61 on Testing Hardened Concrete, as well as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (ASTM C01.96/C09.96).

In addition to his work with ASTM, Dr. Fiorato is a fellow and past Board member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He currently serves on ACI’s Financial Advisory Committee and the Concrete Research and Education Foundation.

Dr. Fiorato is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and RILEM. His numerous industry technical activities include those of the Council for Masonry Research, the ASCE Civil Engineering Research Foundation, the Canadian Standards Association, the Transportation Research Board and the Federal Highway Administration, Northwestern’s Center for Advanced Cement Based Materials, and the National Research Council. //

2001 - 2003
Laura Hitchcock

Laura E. Hitchcock is senior standards specialist, external standards at The Boeing Company in Seattle, Wash. Hitchcock assumed this position in 1993. Prior assignments with Boeing involved the company’s Corporate Engineering Standards Department, where Hitchcock began working in 1985. She began her professional career at Essex Corporation in Alexandria, Va., as a research assistant in Human Factors Engineering. Hitchcock holds a B.A. degree in English from Beaver College in Glenside, Pa., with post-graduate work towards an M.S. degree in human factors engineering.

Hitchcock has over 20 years of diversified experience in standards, standards administration, and management. The last seven years have focused on external standards management, strategic standardization management, and policies and processes in the national and international standards arenas in support of aerospace standardization. Additional areas of experience include electronic development and delivery of standards, standards benchmarking, development of standards data management processes, and standards writing.

In addition to ASTM, Hitchcock’s professional memberships include the Industry Cooperation on Standards and Conformity Assessment (ICSCA) and the Standards Engineering Society (SES). She chairs ISO/TC20/U.S. TAG on Aircraft and Space Vehicles. She also serves as vice chairman of the executive committee of the ANSI Company Member Council and as secretary of SAE’s Commercial Jet Transport Standardization Committee. //

2001 - 2003
Luis-Felipe Ordonez

Luis F. Ordonez is vice president and technical director of Aislantes Minerales in Mexico City, Mexico, a manufacturer and distributor of thermal/acoustical insulating and fire protection materials. He assumed this position in 1986. His prior positions include: general manager of the consulting group DISA, Desarrollo Integral; general manager of Aislantes Minerales; marketing manager for Union Carbide; and production manager for the United States Gypsum Co., all in Mexico City. His career concentration has been in thermal insulation, codes and standards, and equipment and plant design.

In 1969, Ordonez attained a mechanical engineering degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana. Subsequent degrees include those in the fields of finance management and business.

Since 1995, Ordonez has been a member of ASTM Committee C16 on Thermal Insulation. He is also active in ISO/TC 163 on Thermal Insulation as the representative for Mexico. Ordonez also serves as chairman of the Standards Committee of the Mexican Manufacturers Association; a member of the board of directors of ONNCCE, a standardizing and certifying body for thermal insulation in Mexico; and a participant of the Codes Committee for energy efficiency at the Mexican Government Energy Secretariat. He is also a member of the National Insulation Contractors USA and the Mexican Quality Association.

Ordonez is a regular speaker at Mexican and North American trade association meetings. He also spoke at the United Nations meetings on Global Warming in Buenos Aires. He has written for trade association magazines in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. //

2001 - 2003
Jack E. Parr

Jack E. Parr, Ph.D., is executive vice president of Research and Development for Wright Medical Technology, Inc., in Arlington, Tenn. As chief scientific officer, Dr. Parr is responsible for the technical area of the company primarily involved in research, product development, engineering, and regulatory and clinical activities. Previous employment includes: vice president of research for Zimmer, Inc. (a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb); corporate technical director for Pentron Industries; president of Sun Plastic; vice president of operations for Injectronics, Inc.; and research chemist and technical representative for E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co.

Dr. Parr earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Purdue University. A member of ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, Dr. Parr served as vice chairman of the committee from 1988 to 1994 as well as chairman of F04.11 on Polymeric Materials from 1988 to 1996. Committee F04 recognized his efforts by granting Dr. Parr the Patrick G. Laing Award and the Leroy Wyman Award in 1992. He has also been given awards by the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health in 1997 and, in 1996, by the Society for Biomaterials, where he has served as president and currently serves on the board of directors.

Other professional organizations in which Dr. Parr participates include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi Research Society, the New York Academy of Science, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and the European Society for Biomaterials. //

2001 - 2003
Gregory E. Saunders

Gregory E. Saunders is director of the Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO) at the U.S. Department of Defense in Fort Belvoir, Va. Saunders is responsible for all facets of implementing MILSpec Reform and for policies and procedures on defense standardization including the development and use of Qualified Manufacturers Lists, the use of industry standards, development of performance specifications, and Commercial Item Descriptions. He is vice chair of the Defense Standardization Council.

With a bachelors degree in industrial engineering from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., Saunders began his work with the DoD in 1976, where his career has advanced to the current post he assumed in 1998. Over the years, Saunders has testified before Congress, served on Defense Science Board Studies chaired by Secretary Perry, and he has been responsible for the DoD’s program to adopt and use standards produced by voluntary standards organizations.

From 1988 to 1990, Saunders served on the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations (COTCO) and he served as chairman of the former Committee F10 on Food. He has also been active on Committees F15 on Consumer Products and F26 on Food Service Equipment.

Saunders has served on the Technical Standards Board and the Aerospace Council of the Society of Automotive Engineers, as a director on the ANSI Board, and he has chaired the ANSI Government Member Council and the Standards and Data Services Committee. //

2001 - 2003
Fabio Tobon

Fabio Tobon is executive director of ICONTEC, the national standards body of Colombia. Tobon assumed his position at ICONTEC (Instituto Colombiano de Normas Technical y Certificacion), Colombia’s standardization and certification body, in 1992.

Prior to his involvement with ICONTEC, Tobon served as manager and co-owner of IMOCOM, marketing and sales manager for General Electric of Colombia, and dean and professor of agricultural engineering at the National University of Colombia. Tobon’s career has concentrated on the sales, marketing, administration, and management of corporations as well as certification in Colombia and worldwide.

In 1966, Tobon earned a degree in agricultural engineering from the National University of Colombia and a masters of science in agricultural engineering and administration from the University of Minnesota in 1970.

Tobon is currently a member of the Technical Management Board (TMB) of ISO and he is a past member of the ISO Council. His focus has been on increasing the participation of developing countries in international standardization work and promoting the involvement of developing national standards bodies in the World Trade Organization. //

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