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ASTM International Board Welcomes New Director Deryck M.S. Omar of CROSQ


Deryck M.S. Omar, chief executive officer for the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality, has joined the ASTM International board of directors for a three-year term.

CROSQ is headquartered in Barbados. Founded by the 15 English-speaking member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), it is the regional center for standards development and promotion, as well as the advancement of metrology, accreditation and conformity assessment systems. As CEO, Omar focuses on modernizing and accelerating the preparation, adoption and use of regional standards to increase trade, boost industrial efficiency and effectiveness, and further the cause of the CARICOM single market and economy.

From 2007 to 2013, Omar led the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards as executive director. He also served as chairman of CROSQ from 2007 to 2009, overseeing a regional collaborative effort to develop and implement its first three-year strategic plan.

Omar graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of the West Indies - Trinidad Campus, and pursued a post-graduate diploma in management studies as well as an MBA. He is a registered engineer in Trinidad and Tobago, and has worked in a number of private and public sector organizations throughout his career, including serving on various boards.

ASTM’s board of directors is made up of 25 leaders from an array of companies, associations and government bodies worldwide. Several members are based outside the United States. Learn more at

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Release #9982

January 7, 2016

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