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Debra R. Wilson Joins ASTM International Board of Directors

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Debra R. Wilson, material science director for Berry Global Inc. (Boerne, TX, USA) will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors.  

A Fortune 500 global company, Berry Global develops, designs, and manufactures innovative packaging and engineered products.

In her current role at Berry since 2014, Wilson’s focus is on thermoplastic solutions for consumer packaging. She has largely focused on polyolefin product development and technical support in her career and has been granted 18 patents. She has held positions at Braskem, Dow Chemical, Union Carbide, and Shell Chemical. 

Wilson, who joined ASTM International in 1988, serves as an officer in plastics committee (D20) groups and is a member of many D20 subcommittees. She also serves as vice chair of the U.S. technical advisory group (TAG) to the plastics committee in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO TC 61) and as vice chair of the D20 U.S. TAG subcommittee.

In 2006, Wilson received the Award of Merit for her technical contributions to standards from the plastics committee and for her leadership relative to standardization for the plastics industry. She has also been honored with the 2003 Robert MacFarlane Award of Excellence and the 2000 Outstanding Achievement Award from the committee. She has long served as a D20 officer and has been chair of the D20 U.S. TAG subcommittee.

Wilson studied chemistry and chemical engineering at Oklahoma State University. In addition to ASTM International, she is a member of the Association of Plastics Recyclers, the Plastics Industry Association, and the Society of Plastics Engineers. 

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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