ASTM International Honors Kurt Kelsey with Outstanding Achievement Award

ASTM International’s soil and rock committee (D18) has presented its A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award to Kurt Kelsey, director of earth science division at American Excelsior Company.

The award is presented in recognition of outstanding and significant contributions to the soil and rock committee, specifically his work on updates to the D18 Procedures Guide, his service as D18 2nd vice chair on their executive committee, and his continued leadership as chair of D18.25 on erosion and sediment control technology.

An ASTM International member since 2002, Kelsey has been previously honored by the committee with a Special Service Award (2018) for his leadership of ASTM D18.25, and the Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award (2022) for ASTM D8326.

Kelsey has held his current position since 2018 but has been with the American Excelsior Company since 2002. His career focus is on performance-based solutions to protect natural resources like soil, water, and air. He also currently serves as president of the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC), is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and Storm Water Control (CPSWQ), and is active within the International Erosion Control Association (IECA).

Kelsey earned his bachelor of science in water resources (1999) and his master’s in natural resources (2002) both from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

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