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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, 2003: 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, 2001. A ballot card has been placed in the print version of the October 2001 Standardization News so members may vote.

Chairman of the Board
Richard J. Schulte

Richard J. Schulte, vice chairman of ASTM’s Board of Directors, is a founder and active partner in Schulte Associates LLC, in Brecksville, Ohio, a consulting firm providing business development, marketing, planning, reorganization, and other management services to gas and electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, and product testing agencies.

Schulte received his BS degree in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University, and an MS degree in aeronautics/astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He started his professional career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force analyzing intelligence data and supervising the testing of components for air-delivered weapons. Schulte has subsequently worked for Stone & Webster Management Consultants, Inc; the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); the American Gas Association (A.G.A.); International Approval Services (IAS); and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA International).

Schulte’s career has principally been concentrated in the planning, operation, and management of electric and gas utilities; management of research programs for electric power equipment and gas appliances; supervision of testing laboratories for military weapons, electrical apparatus and appliances; and reorganization of energy-based enterprises. For 14 years, he also participated in bi-national and international standards development activities on behalf of the gas sector. In 1994-95, Schulte was a member of the National Research Council Project Committee which made recommendations to Congress on international standards, conformity assessment, and U.S. trade policy.

Schulte is a former director of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He is a current director of Energy West, Inc., a gas utility serving parts of Montana, Arizona, and Wyoming.

A member of the ASTM Board of Directors since 1996, Schulte served as chairman of the ASTM Finance and Audit Committee in 1999. //

Vice Chairman of the Board
Arthur D. Schwope

Arthur D. Schwope, a member of the ASTM Board since 1999, has worked for Arthur D.
Little, Inc., in Cambridge, Mass., since 1976. He is currently a vice president and leader of its laboratory-based product development group. Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, he was employed by Dynatech Research and Development Company from 1972 to 1976. Schwope began his career as a plant engineer at E.I. DuPont, where he worked from 1970 to 1971.

Schwope received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Cornell University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, respectively. His career has concentrated on the application and evaluation of polymeric materials for use as barrier materials. These could be applied to a broad range of products including chemical-protective clothing, food packaging, geomembranes, and controlled-release drug delivery systems. He is the author of Guidelines for the Selection of Chemical Protective Clothing, a two-volume book prepared for the U.S. EPA and Coast Guard.

Schwope joined ASTM Committee F23 on Protective Clothing in 1977. From 1990 to 1994 he chaired the committee, having previously served as its recording secretary. He was chairman of Subcommittee F23.96, the U.S. TAG on Protective Clothing from 1991 to 1994, and co-chairman of Subcommittee F23.94 on Symposia from 1994 to 1997. Schwope chaired Subcommittee F23.30 on Chemicals from 1981 to 2001. He was given the ASTM Award of Merit and the title of Fellow in 1988.

In addition to ASTM, Schwope belongs to the Product Development and Management Association, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Controlled Release Society, and the Society for Biomaterials. //

Vincent Diaz

Vincent Diaz is president of Atlantic Thread & Supply Company, a Baltimore, Md., supplier of threads used in the manufacture of textile products for highly specialized end-use applications.

In 1980, Diaz founded Atlantic Thread after holding general manager positions with L. Fishman & Son and D. Schwartz & Son in Baltimore. Atlantic Thread’s product line is diverse, ranging from the geotextile foundation beneath the Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore to the manufacture of composite aircraft components. Atlantic Thread does business in 23 countries. Diaz holds a B.A. degree from Western Maryland College in Westminster, Md., and has 28 years of experience in the thread and yarn industry.

Diaz is currently a member of ASTM Commitees D13 on Textiles, E02 on Terminology, and F23 on Protective Clothing. Earlier in his career he was a member of D35 on Geosynthetics, having served as an officer of the Terminology subcommittees and task groups of each of these committees. He is the current vice chairman of D13 and the membership secretary of E02.

Diaz has also participated in the development of Canadian General Standards Board specifications for protective clothing used by petroleum workers. He is also a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Wildland Fire Fighting Subcommittee for Protective Clothing and ANSI Z41 Committee for Protective Clothing. //

Terry S. Hawk

Terry S. Hawk is senior construction engineer with Dick Corporation in State College, Pa., where he has been working since February 2000 on a major interstate highway construction project for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

From 1996 to 2000, Hawk held the position of senior staff consultant with Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., working in a senior role in both the Transportation and General Civil Divisions on projects with the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Port Authority of Allegheny County. From 1994 to 1996, he served as senior consultant with EG&G Environmental, Inc. Before EG&G, he held senior positions with Michael Baker Jr. Inc. and a subsidiary, Baker Environmental Inc.

Hawk began his career in 1973 at the Ohio Department of Transportation with a B.E. degree in civil engineering from Youngstown State University. Hawk is registered as a Professional Engineer in 33 states. His concentration has been on geotechnical engineering as it applies to construction and environmental applications.

Since 1975, Hawk has been actively involved in ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, where he has served as subcommittee chairman, vice-chairman for six years, and committee chairman since 1997. He received the D18 Special Service Award in 1988, the D18 A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award in 1991, the ASTM Award of Merit in 1997, and the D18 Woodland G. Shockley Memorial Award in 2001. He is also a member of ASTM Committees C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, D34 on Waste Management, D35 on Geosynthetics, and E50 on Environmental Assessment. Hawk was a member of the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations (COTCO) from 1996 to 1998, and was named COTCO chairman in 1999.

Hawk’s other professional affiliations include membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. //

Robert L. “Jay” Jordan

Robert L. “Jay” Jordan is president and chief executive officer of OCLC, Online Computer Library Center in Dublin, Ohio, a nonprofit membership organization serving libraries around the world. He joined OCLC in 1998.

Prior to OCLC, Jordan was associated with Information Handling Services (IHS) Group in Englewood, Colorado, for 24 years. During that time, he served as president of several IHS divisions: New Business Development; Software, Standards and Print Products; and Engineering. During his tenure at IHS, he had an ongoing leadership role with standards development organizations around the world and directed the Standards Publishing Advisory Board activities.

Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Colgate University. He served as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers in Germany, and later joined the sales department of 3M in Germany. 3M promoted Jordan to Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for marketing to U.S. government agencies.

With his broad-based business experience, Jordan has served as a director of the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), the Information Technology Industry Council, and the Information Industry Association. He is a fellow of the Standards Engineering Society (SES), an editorial board member of the Journal of Library Administration, and a trustee on the Children’s Research Institute Board. Jordan is also a member of the American Library Association and the Special Library Association. //

Rey G. Montemayor

Rey G. Montemayor, Ph.D. is senior chemist in the Products and Chemicals Division of Imperial Oil Ltd. in Sarina, Ontario, Canada, where his focus has been on analytical chemistry related to the quality assurance of petrochemical products.

Montemayor joined Imperial Oil (then Esso Chemical Canada) in 1979 as a quality control coordinator, and later served as technical specialist. He received his current title in 1993.

Prior to his positions in Imperial Oil and previously Quatic Chemicals, Montemayor has held academic posts at the University of the Philippines, the University of Utah, and the University of Guelph. He holds advanced degrees in chemistry—a B.Sc. degree from the University of the Philippines as well as M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.

Montemayor is a decorated member of several ASTM committees, holding Awards of Appreciation and Awards of Excellence from the following committees in which he continues to participate actively: D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications; D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants; and S15, the ASTM Coordinating Committee on Flashpoint. He is the current second vice chairman of D01 and chairman of D01.35 on Solvents, Plasticizers, and Chemical Intermediates, which has recognized Montemayor for his leadership in the subcommittee. He is the current chairman of D02.08 on Volatility, and is a current member of Committee D16 on Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals. He is also the former chairman and secretary of S15.

The author of research reports, technical papers, chapters in books, and various other scholarly publications, Montemayor is also active in ISO TC 28/35 Joint Working Group on Flash Point and the Standards Council of Canada. //

John S. Snodgrass

John S. Snodgrass is a senior staff engineer in the corrosion group at the Alcoa Technical Center in Pennsylvania. His focus is on mentoring younger staff, corrosion testing for quality assurance, new alloy development, and new applications for aluminum alloys.

Snodgrass joined Reynolds Metals Company in 1970 from the Florida Power and Light Company. He holds a B.ME. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida, an M.S. degree in ocean engineering from the University of Miami, and an M.E. degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Florida. His initial concentrations were on power-plant operation and performance, later moving to supervision of corrosion research and testing. Snodgrass earned his current position at Alcoa in 2000 following the acquisition of Reynolds by Alcoa.

An active member of ASTM Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals and its subcommittees since 1984, Snodgrass has held both offices of committee vice-chairman (1996 – 2000) and currently chairman since 2000. In 1996, he received the Award of Merit from G01 for his outstanding contributions and leadership in the field of corrosion testing in the development of numerous new standards, the revisions of various others, and for his participation in the interlaboratory-testing program. He also received the G01 Certificate of Appreciation in 1989. For four years, Snodgrass served as the convener of ISO/TC 156 Working Group 5 on Intergranular Corrosion Testing. He is a current member of the ASTM Committee on Publications, on which he has served since 1996.

In addition to ASTM, Snodgrass in a member of ASM International, ASME International, and NACE International. //

Jon S. Traw

Jon S. Traw is president and CEO of the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) in Whittier, Calif.

With a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Arizona, Traw began his career in 1967 as a structural designer for Douglas Aircraft. In 1970, he entered public service as a civil engineering associate with the City of Los Angeles Building and Safety Department, and later was chief plans examiner for the City of Tempe, Ariz. In 1976, Traw joined ICBO as senior engineer, advanced to vice-president of engineering in 1988, and president and CEO, his current position, in 1993.

An advocate of performance-based systems both nationally and internationally, Traw has been a featured speaker on performance-based regulatory systems at conferences worldwide. He is instrumental in the consolidation of regional regulatory systems and in the promotion of professional credentialing programs. Traw is a supporter of global conformity assessment activities.

In addition to ASTM, Traw is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of California, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Fire Protection Association, the American Society of Association Executives, and the National Institute of Building Sciences. //

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