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ASTM Board of 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, 2004: 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. 2.

Please see voting instructions at right.

Chairman of the Board
Arthur D. Schwope

Arthur D. Schwope, vice chairman of ASTM International’s board of directors, is a managing director of TIAX, LLC in Cambridge, Mass., a product and technology development firm that was formed from Arthur D. Little’s Technology and Innovation business.

From 1976 to 2002, Schwope worked for A.D. Little, Inc., most recently as vice president and leader of its laboratory-based product development group. Prior to joining A.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 in 1970.

Schwope received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Cornell University and the 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. Environmental Protection Agency and Coast Guard. For the U.S. Army, Schwope has led efforts to develop advanced combat uniforms.

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. Technical Advisory Group on Protective Clothing from 1991 to 1994, and co-chaired 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, and the Controlled Release Society. //

Vice Chairman of the Board
Anthony E. Fiorato

Anthony E. Fiorato, Ph.D., a member of the ASTM board of directors since 2001, is president and CEO of Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc. in Skokie, Ill., which provides engineering and scientific services to the construction and related industries, with particular emphasis on cement, concrete, and masonry. Fiorato has responsibility for overall management of CTL’s consulting, testing, and research services.

Prior to his current position with CTL, Fiorato was vice president of Research and Technical Services for the Portland Cement Association. 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.

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.

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 International, 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). He serves on the Executive Committee of C09 and chairs the C01.10 Task Group on Portland Cement.

In addition to his work with ASTM International, Fiorato is a fellow and vice president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He currently serves on ACI’s Executive Committee, Financial Advisory Committee, and Committee 318 on Standard Building Code.

Fiorato is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and the Post-Tensioning Institute. He received ACI’s Henry C. Turner Medal in 1997, the Henry L. Kennedy Award in 2002, and the A.J. Boase Award from the Reinforced Concrete Research Council in 1999. //

Lars Flink

Lars Flink is CEO of the Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) located in Stockholm Sweden.

With an MBA in accounting and finance from the Stockholm School of Economics, Flink began his career in 1977 as an assistant auditor with Arthur Anderson and Co. in Stockholm for two years. For the next 12 years, he held financial positions for the Fläkt Corporation, an ABB company, in Sweden and Italy, ultimately holding the title of executive vice president for one subsidiary. In 1989, Flink moved to the Sandblom and Stohne Company, a quoted company, where he remained until 1998, having attained the position of CEO and president. He served as a management consultant for Sevenco in Stockholm for two years before joining SIS as CEO in 2000.

At SIS, Flink is a board member of the Eco-Labeling Group and chairman of both the SIS Forum and the SIS Publishing Groups. He is an elected member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Council since 2002 and he is a member of the European Commission for Standardization (CEN) board since 2001.

Flink’s career has centered on the international trade of technical products and services. In addition to his native Swedish, Flink is fluent in English and Italian. //

Joshua J. Jacobs

Joshua J. Jacobs, M.D., is professor and associate chairman for academic programs in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Ill. He also serves as the director of the Biomaterials Section at Rush and as an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the McCormick Technological Institute of Northwestern University. His major research focus is on the biocompatibility of permanent orthopaedic implants, particularly joint replacement devices.

Jacobs holds a B.S. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University and an M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Jacobs’ post-graduate medical training includes Harvard’s Orthopaedic Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital (chief resident in orthopaedic surgery), and Rush-Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center (fellow in joint replacement surgery). He has also served as a research fellow in the H. H. Uhlig Corrosion Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jacobs is the current chairman of ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, which honored him with the Award of Merit in 1999. He participates in F04.93, the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 150 on Implants for Surgery. A contributor to numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, chapters in books, and published abstracts, Jacobs is co-editor of ASTM STP 1346, Alternative Bearing Surfaces in Total Joint Replacement.

Among his many professional affiliations, Jacobs is a member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Society for Biomaterials, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the American Medical Association. //

Jeffery A. Melsom

Jeffery A. Melsom is manager of Raw Material Supplier Technical Relations – Asia Pacific at Michelin Tire Research and Development Center in Shanghai, China. In this position, Melsom is responsible for the technical relationship with raw material suppliers and for the quality of raw materials originating from Asia Pacific for Group Michelin. He also manages Michelin’s analytical laboratories located in Shanghai, China.

Prior to 2001, when Melsom assumed his current position, he was with Michelin Americas Research and Development Corp. in Greenville, S.C. With a focus on raw materials, Melsom had responsibility for the technical relationship with suppliers for North America. He holds a B.S. in chemistry from Clemson University and a B.S. in Bible from Bob Jones University.

Melsom is active in ASTM Committees D11 on Rubber and D24 on Carbon Black. Since 1994, he has served as chairman of D11.20 on Compounding Materials and Procedures, and since 1996 he has been a member of D11.45, the U.S. Committee for International Standards on Rubber. From 1998 to 2001, Melsom was chairman of Committee D24, which honored him with its Distinguished Service Award. He has held officer positions in three D24 subcommittees over the years, and from 1996 to 2000, he was editor of D24’s biannual newsletter, The Carbon Aggregate. He is also an ASQ (American Society for Quality) certified quality auditor.

Melsom is a retired chief master sergeant with the United States Air Force Reserves with 26 years of service. His last 15 years he was an airfield manager assigned to the 315th Airlift Control Flight, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., a combat-ready command-and-control unit. As the senior enlisted noncommissioned officer he was responsible for the unit’s enlisted personnel and when deployed was the senior manager of airfield operations. His last deployment, just prior to retiring, was to Lithuania in conjunction with joint exercise with the State Department, Department of Defense and the Baltic countries. //

Ramani Narayan

Ramani Narayan is professor of chemical and biochemical engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., a position he has held since 1990.

In addition to his professorship at Michigan State, Narayan served as director of the Biomaterials Program at MBI International and as MBI distinguished professor of chemical and biochemical engineering. His first academic appointment was as group leader and research professor of the Renewable Resources Engineering Laboratory at Purdue University. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry (biopolymers) from Bombay University.

Narayan is the author of 80 refereed publications in leading journals. He holds 14 patents and has edited three books in the area of biobased polymeric materials. His research encompasses engineering and design of sustainable, biobased products, biodegradable plastics and polymers, and studies in polymer biodegradation and composting. Narayan conducts major research programs with industry and serves as a consultant for several companies.

Since 1989, Narayan has been an active member of ASTM Committee D20 on Plastics, receiving the committee’s William N. Findley and Outstanding Achievement Awards. He is the current chairman of subcommittees D20.92 on Terminology and D20.96 on Degradable Plastics and Biobased Products. He serves as U.S. technical expert and representative to the Working Group on Degradable Plastics of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 61 on Plastics, and convener of Working Group 1, Subcommittee 1 on Terminology. He is also a member of ASTM Committees D10 on Packaging and E02 on Terminology.

In addition to ASTM International, Narayan is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Society of Plastic Engineers, and the American Society of Engineering Educators. //

Roger E. Stoller

Roger E. Stoller is a distinguished research staff member in the Metals and Ceramics Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Prior to his arrival at Oak Ridge National Lab in 1984, Stoller served as a research associate at the University of California – Santa Barbara for four years and as a staff engineer at General Electric in Sunnyvale, Calif. Stoller is currently an adjunct professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

Stoller earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of California – Santa Barbara and the University of Wisconsin – Madison respectively. In 1987, he earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering also from the University of California – Santa Barbara.

Since 1986, Stoller has been an active and recognized member of ASTM Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology, contributing to standards development in that committee, holding subcommittee offices, and currently serving as E10 chairman. Twice he received the E10 Award of Appreciation, in 1988 and 1990; in 1995, he received the Award of Merit from the committee. A driving force in the success of the ASTM Symposium on the Effects of Radiation on Materials, which is sponsored by Committee E10, Stoller has served as symposium chairman, co-chairman, presenter, and author. He is also a member of ASTM Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle.

An ASTM Committee on Publications member since 1993, Stoller has held the position of vice chairman, and, since 2002, chairman. In addition to ASTM International, Stoller is a member of the American Nuclear Society, ASM International, and the Materials Research Society. //

Paul K. Whitcraft

Paul K. Whitcraft is the director of Engineering and Quality Assurance at Rolled Alloys, Inc., in Temperance, Mich., a worldwide specialty metals supplier.

With a B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from Drexel University, Whitcraft began his career at Carpenter Technology’s Tube Division and then moved to the company’s Steel Division. In 1991, he began at Rolled Alloys as regional marketing manager, and in 1992 he was assigned to his current post as director of Engineering and Quality Assurance. His career has focused on stainless steel and nickel alloy production, corrosion resistance, and establishing and operating quality systems.

Since 1975, Whitcraft has been active in several ASTM Committees: A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys, E01 on Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores and Related Materials, F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, and G01 on Corrosion of Metals. He is the current chairman of Committee B02, which recognized him in 2002 with the Award of Merit for his leadership and technical contributions. Whitcraft currently chairs B02.07 on Refined Nickel and Cobalt and Their Alloys, the executive subcommittee of B02. He is the secretary for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 155 Subcommittee 2 on Wrought and Cast Nickel and Nickel Alloys, for which B02.92 is the U.S. Technical Advisory Group.

Outside of ASTM International, Whitcraft is a member of NACE International, ASM International, TAPPI, SAE International, and he has worked toward the adoption of certain ASTM standards for the use of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code within ASME International. //

Copyright 2003, ASTM

Please note: The election will be administered via the ASTM Web site this year.

We encourage you to vote online, although you may request a hard copy of the ballot from Maureen Houck at 610/832-9594.

To cast your vote, please click here; once there, select “Members Enter Here” (upper right hand corner), log on, and select the “2004 Board of Directors Ballot“ link on the left.

Whether using the Web site or hard copy, remember that the deadline for receipt of all ballots is Dec. 2.