President's Column



President's Message

Opportunities and Inspiration

As I thought about this special themed issue on women in standards, I reflected on my early association with ASTM. As a recent chemical engineering...more


President's Message

“Connecting the Dots”

It’s easy to help someone understand how ASTM International supports them in their professional or personal life if you have about 30 minutes to talk...more


President's Message

A Great First Year

Thank you for your support in my first year as president. Thinking about the last 12 months, I wanted to reflect on some big steps we have taken...more


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Exceeding Your Expectations

When you’ve been with an organization for 33 years, you see change. One of the biggest changes I’ve seen is how dramatically our member and customer...more


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Supporting Infrastructure Worldwide

At a historic United Nations summit in 2015, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Since then, governments, businesses, and civil...more
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You Spoke. We Listened.

We have many stakeholders at ASTM International, but none are more central to our mission than our members. It’s crucial that our staff hears from...more
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Mission Forward

I am thrilled to serve as president of ASTM International starting Feb. 1. As I prepared for this new role over the past two years, I had the...more
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Plain Talk

Thank You: Some Final Thoughts Before Retirement

I started writing Plain Talk in February of 1999 and have covered many exciting and complex topics over the years. But as I prepare to retire at the... more
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No Thumb on the Scale

The World Trade Organization's Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement was crafted 20 years ago. It aims to provide guidance to governments to ensure... more
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Heeding History

One of the things behind ASTM International’s success is a simple bit of truth: it serves its members. For 112 years, ASTM has moved forward in... more
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