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ASTM Board Nominee Biographies
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, 2005: 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.

This election is administered via the ASTM Web site. E-mails will be sent to ASTM members containing links for accessing the online ballot. The deadline for receipt of all ballots is Dec. 1.

Chairman of the Board
N. David Smith

N. David Smith, vice chairman of ASTM International’s board of directors, is the chief deputy commissioner of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in Raleigh, N.C. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is responsible for a broad range of issues involving the environment, consumer protection, health issues, marketing of agricultural commodities and finished products, surveillance and prevention of animal and plant diseases, recommending soil and plant modification strategies, two large agricultural fairs and five farmers’ markets, and providing the agricultural research platforms for North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University.

Smith received his B.S. degree in biological and agricultural engineering from North Carolina State University in 1972, the year he began his career with the N.C. Department of Agriculture as a staff engineer. In 1976, he was selected to direct the liquefied petroleum gas inspection program in the Standards Division, and in 1979 he was named director of the Standards Division, serving in that capacity until January 2001. Smith has completed the Government Executives Institute Program at the University of North Carolina and the Top State Managers Executive Education Program at Duke University.

An active member of ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants since 1987, Smith served as chairman of the committee from 1994 until 1999. He has held many other roles within D02. Smith was secretary of the Volatility Section in Subcommittee D02.A0 on Gasoline and Oxygenated Fuels and chairman of its Antiknock Section; he served on the Executive Subcommittee; he is a member of the Task Group on Reformulated Gasoline; and he chaired the D02 Balanced Voting Task Force. Smith chaired the D02 Centennial Committee in preparation for the Committee’s 100th anniversary in June 2004. For his many contributions, D02 has honored Smith with the Award of Appreciation (1995), the Sydney D. Andrews Scroll of Achievement (1998), the Award of Excellence (1999), and the Lowrie B. Sargent, Jr., Award (2001).

Also involved in professional groups in addition to ASTM International, Smith is a past-chairman of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) as well as serving on numerous NCWM standing committees and task forces. He is actively involved in the Southern Weights and Measures Associations (SWMA), one of four regional weights and measures groups in the United States. Smith is an SWMA past-chairman and currently serves as secretary-treasurer. //

Vice Chairman
of the Board
Gregory E. Saunders

Gregory E. Saunders, a member of the ASTM board of directors since 2001 and chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee in 2004, is director of the Defense Standardization Program Office at the U.S. Department of Defense in Fort Belvoir, Va. Saunders is responsible for all facets of defense standardization policies and procedures including the development and use of Military Specifications and Standards, Qualified Manufacturers Lists, and the use of private sector standards. He is vice chair of the Defense Standardization Council.

With a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, 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 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, and he served as chairman of the former Committee F10 on Food. He is currently a member of F04 on Aerospace and Aircraft, and he has also been active on Committees F15 on Consumer Products and F26 on Food Service Equipment.

Saunders serves in the Aerospace Program Office, on the Technical Standards Board, and he chairs the Aerospace Council of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He is a director on the ANSI board, and currently chairs the ANSI Government Member Forum and the Standards and Data Services Committee. //

Thomas S. Jones

Thomas S. Jones is quality manager and senior development engineer for Howmet Research Corporation in Whitehall, Mich., which provides materials and process research and development, manufacturing technology, and engineering services.

In his position at Howmet, Jones maintains a quality management system for Howmet’s materials test and calibration laboratories. He is also responsible for identifying technologies and applications for nondestructive testing in support of Howmet investment casting facilities worldwide. Before joining Howmet in 2001, Jones was with Industrial Quality, Inc., first as a senior engineer and then as vice president of research and engineering, before assuming a senior development engineer position with Howmet.

After receiving his B.S. in engineering science and mechanics and his M.S. in engineering mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Jones began his career at McDonnell Aircraft Company in St. Louis, Mo., as an engineer.

Jones is currently chair of ASTM Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing, and also actively participates in the standards development activities of Committees E01 on Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials, E04 on Metallography, and E28 on Mechanical Testing. Jones has been an E07 subcommittee chair as well as membership secretary, recording secretary, and vice chairman of E07. He has served as a member of the Committee on Technical Committee Operations and as chair of its Technical Operations Subcommittee. E07 has recognized Jones’ contributions to the committee with five Certificates of Appreciation and the Charles W. Briggs Award.

A fellow of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Jones serves on the Aerospace, Infrared, Penetrating Radiation and Ultrasonics Committees and on the Research Council; he is a former chairman of the Aerospace Committee and a former chair of the ASNT St. Louis section. Jones is also a member of the American Society for Quality and American Scientific Affiliation. He has published numerous papers, given presentations, and reviewed papers for industry journals, including the Journal of Testing and Evaluation. //

Julie H. Kilgore

Julie H. Kilgore is principal and managing partner at Wasatch Environmental in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she has been responsible for implementing the firm’s current environmental site assessment program for real estate transactions. She has been involved in hundreds of site assessments and audits, and she currently instructs an ASTM International ESA training course.

Kilgore joined ASTM International and Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management, and Corrective Action in 1994 and is the vice chair of Subcommittee E50.02 on Commercial Real Estate Transactions. Kilgore chairs the task group responsible for developing E 1527, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, that was specifically designated by Congress to serve as the national standard for conducting all appropriate inquiry until the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promulgates its own regulation.

As a result of her expertise, EPA appointed Kilgore to a federal advisory regulatory negotiating committee that successfully developed a consensus regulation related to the environmental site assessment area that EPA published as a proposed rule in the Aug. 26, 2004, Federal Register.

In her career, Kilgore has concentrated on facilitating business and environmental management relationships, and she has worked to instill business management principles into the environmental investigation, remediation and restoration field. She lectures and makes presentations to professional groups about the environmental site assessment process and related ASTM standards.

In addition to ASTM International, Kilgore is involved in the Environmental Affairs Committee of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, president of the Utah Women’s Alliance for Building Community and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Salt Lake City homeless shelter.

A graduate of Westminster College in Salt Lake City with a B.S. in environmental management, Kilgore received her M.B.A. from the University of Utah. //

Earl A. Lawrence

Earl A. Lawrence is vice president of industry and regulatory affairs for the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, Wis., a post he has held since 2000. In this position, he manages two EAA offices and is responsible for reviewing and analyzing government policy on the federal, state, and local levels that affect recreational aviation. He also advocates for private individuals who build and fly aircraft for recreation. An EAA staff member since 1994, Lawrence joined the organization as a government relations specialist.

Lawrence’s earlier career focused on aircraft and spacecraft maintenance and construction. He had worked for Rockwell Rocketdyne division in Canoga Park, Calif., first as a rocket engine mechanic and then as a manufacturing engineer, gaining experience in engineering, administration, production, quality assurance, and management.

Chairman of the recently organized ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft and a key contributor to its organization and productivity since then, Lawrence has been an ASTM International member since 1995. He is the recipient of the 2003 Robert J. Painter Award from the Standards Engineering Society and ASTM International.

In addition to his work on F37, Lawrence is a member of ASTM Committees D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, F36 on Technology and Underground Utilities, F38 on Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems, and F39 on Normal and Utility Category Airplane Electrical Wiring Systems.

A member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Coordinating Research Council, and the Society of Automotive Engineers, Lawrence is a graduate of Northrup University in Los Angeles, Calif. //

Ronald F. Silletti

Ronald F. Silletti is corporate director of standards in the intellectual property and licensing area at the world headquarters of IBM Corp. in Armonk, N.Y. In that position he directs IBM’s global standards, regulations, compliance, and conformity assessment activities, and he has responsibility for more than 2,000 standards professionals involved in activities at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission, International Telecommunications Union, and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, as well as in consortia and special interest groups.

At IBM, Silletti has been instrumental in launching a corporate standards strategy that has been implemented by IBM business units and used in the IBM development process, and he has announced a worldwide standards information system application that became available in the first quarter of 2004.

In addition to ASTM International, Silletti is involved with the Information Technology Industry Council and the International Committee for Information Technology Standards. Silletti represents IBM as a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) board of directors as well as the ANSI Executive and Finance Committees. He chairs the ANSI Company Member Forum and is a member of the ANSI Conformity Assessment Policy Committee, the Joint Oversight Board of ANSI, and the Registrar Accreditation Board.

Silletti held a number of field sales/marketing and account management positions with IBM after he first joined the firm in 1974. Following his work in industrial sector accounts, software vendor relations, and networking hardware and software, Silletti became marketing director for the Networking Systems Group in a joint development activity that involved AT&T, Siemens and Apple. In 1996 he became the program director of standards.

A graduate of the University of Dayton, Silletti has taken graduate business courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has also been part of the IBM-sponsored Presidents Class at Harvard University Business School and the Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. //

James H. Turner, Jr.

As chief Democratic counsel for the Committee on Science of the U.S. House of Representatives, James H. Turner, Jr., works closely with his Republican counterpart on parliamentary matters and moving science and technology legislation through Congress. He began his legislative career in 1975 working for his home district congressman, who is an engineer, and joined the staff of the Committee on Science in 1977.

Turner has encouraged and supported the voluntary consensus standards process for many years. He worked closely with ASTM and other U.S. standards development groups to ensure passage of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act, which calls for federal agencies to use consensus standards wherever possible. For his continued efforts on behalf of the recognition and acceptance of the consensus standards system, Turner received the 2000 W.T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award from ASTM International.

The American National Standards Institute awarded the Howard Coonley Medal to Turner for his service to the economy through standardization and its use as a management tool. He has also been recognized by the Virginia Engineering Foundation and the Federal Patent Lawyer Association with service awards, among other honors.
An attorney who is a member of the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and U.S. Supreme Court bars, Turner has been a congressional subcommittee legal counsel and a minority energy counsel, and he has experience from positions at the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University where he also took graduate courses in tax law.

Turner graduated from Westminster College with a B.S. in mathematics, and earned a master’s of divinity in social ethics from Yale University. He also has a Senior Manager’s in Government certificate from Harvard University.

In addition to his membership in ASTM International, Turner has served on numerous boards over the past 20 years. He currently participates on advisory boards at the Heinz School of Carnegie Mellon University and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia. //

Robert B. Waller, Jr.

Robert B. Waller, Jr., CAE, is president and chief operating officer of Association Headquarters in Mt. Laurel, N.J., an association management company providing services for voluntary membership organizations.

Waller’s professional roles also include president of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, executive vice president of the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association, and executive director of the National Association of Chewing Gum Manufacturers. He provides strategic leadership, serves as an industry spokesperson, addresses consumer product safety issues, oversees trade show management, and works as a liaison with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

An ASTM International member since 1995, Waller serves on numerous subcommittees of ASTM Committee F15 on Consumer Products as well as a member of Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications. He is an ex-officio member of the Committee on Standards as well as chairman of the Committee on Technical Committee Operations. Waller is an ASTM fellow and 2002 recipient of the ASTM Award of Merit.

Waller serves as a member of nonprofit boards and is a frequent speaker on topics related to association management. He holds a B.S. in business management from Castleton State College in Castleton, Vt. In addition to ASTM International, Waller is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the International Association for Association Management Companies, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, and the New Jersey Society of Association Executives. //

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