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

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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.

In his current position since 2015, Griese joined the Tile Council as a laboratory engineer and began working on industry standards in 2007. Griese, who regularly conducts seminars and contributes articles to industry publications, is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional. 

An ASTM International member since 2007, Griese serves as chair of the ceramic tile subcommittee (C21.06) and is a member of the committees on sustainability (E60) and manufactured masonry units (C15). He previously served three consecutive terms as chair of the ceramic whitewares and related products committee (C21). Griese has also been chair of the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations.

Griese received the J.A. Thomas President’s Leadership Award and Award of Merit for his contributions to ASTM International. He holds a bachelor’s degree in ceramic and materials engineering from Clemson University.

ASTM International’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 about ASTM’s board of directors at

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