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Dow Corning’s Lawrence Carbary Elected to a Term on the ASTM Board of Directors


Lawrence D. Carbary, an industry scientist on the facade engineering and architectural design team, high-performance building solutions, for Dow Corning Corp. in Midland, Michigan, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors.  

A past chairman of the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations, Carbary has been an ASTM member since 1999. He is chairman of two subcommittees in Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants - C24.30 on Adhesion and C24.87 on International Standards - and he serves on several other C24 groups. He is also a member of Committee C16 on Thermal Insulation.

Carbary has been recognized for his ASTM contributions with the Award of Merit and title of fellow and the Lou Toporcer Hall of Fame Award. The Award of Merit honored Carbary’s technical and leadership contributions to Committee C24 in the development of consensus standards and technical information in support of the sealants industry. The Hall of Fame Award recognized his service to the building industry in stimulating research and promoting voluntary standardization.

Since his 1982 graduation from Michigan Technological University with a B.S. in chemical engineering, Carbary has worked for Dow Corning Corp., a global company that provides silicone materials, technical support and customer service. He currently works on the development and application of silicone adhesives, sealants and coatings used in the commercial construction business. He was responsible for opening the firm’s first regional testing laboratory in California and built a construction technical service team in South Korea.

Co-author or author of numerous technical papers about curtainwall sealing and related topics, Carbary recently co-chaired the Fifth Symposium on Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives, sponsored by ASTM Committee C24 and the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM).

ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, tel +1.610.832.9603;

Release #9739

January 8, 2015

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