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ASTM C09, C15 confer top honors on Vulcan’s Graves, WDP’s Whittlock

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates has named Vulcan Materials Corporate Manager of Technical Services Robin Graves this year’s Award of Merit recipient and companion title of fellow. The committee’s top award recognizes leadership in C09 activities, plus contributions to improving standards for aggregate materials and concrete durability, along with those supporting sustainability initiatives.

An ASTM member since 1992, Graves received the C09 Subcommittee Chairman Award in 2009, Committee C07 on Lime and Limestone Award of Appreciation in 2012, and C09 Katharine and Bryant Mather Award in 2016. He is currently C09 vice chairman and C07 chairman, and also has served on the ASTM Board of Directors and Committee on Technical Committee Operations. Graves moved to his current position with Birmingham, Ala.-based Vulcan Materials after serving as senior materials engineer, and previously held positions with the National Aggregates Association and Chemical Lime Co.

Separately, Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units has named A. Rhett Whitlock, president of WDP & Associates Inc. in Murrells Inlet, S.C., as 2017 Award of Merit recipient. An ASTM member since 1985, he was previously honored with C15’s Alan H. Yorkdale Memorial Award for technical paper authorship. In addition to ASTM, Whitlock is a member of The Masonry Society, International Masonry Society, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Construction Specifications Institute.