President's Column



President's Message

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


President's Message

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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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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A Partnership in the Public Interest

On Jan. 3, a Congressional bill entitled “The Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty and Job Creation Act of 2011,” H.R. 2845, was signed into law... 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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A Business Model that Works

Standards should be free. That’s what some claim. Others say that standards developed for the common good should be free, such as those used in... more
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Choosing Standards Based on Merit

When I first started writing this column more than 10 years ago, there were several issues that were passionately engaging the world standards... more
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