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Presentations Invited for the 2021 ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing

Presentations are invited for the 2021 ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ICAM 2021), hosted by the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) and supported by more than a dozen ASTM technical committees. This conference will be held November 1-5, 2021. 

ICAM 2021 is ASTM International’s sixth annual flagship event related to standardization, qualification, and certification with a focus on industry-specific requirements addressing the entire additive manufacturing process chain. 

Bill Griese Begins Term as ASTM International Finance and Audit Committee Chair

Bill Griese, director of standards development and sustainability initiatives for the Tile Council of North America (Anderson, South Carolina, USA), has started his term as finance and audit committee chair of the ASTM International board of directors.

Griese was appointed to the executive committee by the ASTM International board of directors. He previously served on the board from 2018 to 2020.

William A. Ells Begins Two-Year Term as ASTM International Board Vice Chair

William A. Ells, vice president of sales at Vibram USA (North Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA), has started his two-year term as vice chair of the ASTM International board of directors. 

Ells was elected to the executive committee as vice chair by the ASTM membership. He previously served on the board of directors from 2018 to 2020 and as finance and audit committee chair in 2020. 

Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Announces New Additions to Advisory Board

ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) announced six new additions to the advisory board, representing key stakeholders from government, industry, research institutes, and non-profit organizations.

ASTM International Honors Clifford Warner with Patrick G. Laing Award

ASTM International’s medical and surgical materials and devices committee (F04) presented the Patrick G. Laing Award to Dr. Clifford Warner, senior principle engineer at W.L. Gore and Associates. 

The committee honored Dr. Warner for his significant and outstanding contributions to the committee in developing standards for medical and surgical devices.

Brian P. Shiels Joins ASTM International Board of Directors

Brian P. Shiels, senior PPE engineer for ArcWear (Louisville, Kentucky, USA), will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. 

ArcWear offers arc, flame, and thermal testing and certification.

Shiels has served in his current role since 2019, having previously held positions at PBI Performance Products before joining ArcWear in 2018.  

ASTM International Cancels April In-Person Standards Meetings

In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and ongoing safety concerns for members and staff, ASTM International announced today that all previously scheduled in-person April standards development meetings (including independent meetings) have been canceled. 

These decisions were based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

Kevin K. McGhee Honored with Top Annual Award from Key ASTM International Committee

ASTM International presented its top annual award – the Award of Merit – to Kevin K. McGhee, associate director of research at Virginia Transportation Research Council, for his contributions to the vehicle-pavement systems committee (E17). 

Julia Schimmelpenningh Joins ASTM International Board of Directors

Julia Schimmelpenningh, architectural applications technical manager for Eastman Chemical Company (Springfield, Massachusetts, USA), will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. 

Eastman Chemical Company is a global specialty material and chemical company.

Before joining Eastman Chemical Company in 1988, Schimmelpenningh held positions at Solutia Inc. and Monsanto Chemical Company. 

Elise Owen Joins ASTM International Board of Directors

Elise Owen, standards executive for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Washington, D.C., USA), will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. 

The EPA is a federal government agency whose mission is to protect human health and the environment.

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