ASTM maps staff chief succession plan

The ASTM International Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Katharine Morgan, vice president of Technical Committee Operations, as successor to ASTM President James Thomas.

“The executive committee of the board set out on a search for candidates whose passion for ASTM would again result in excellent stewardship of the Society,” says ASTM 2014 Chairman Thomas Schwartz. “Kathie is precisely that individual, with her instinctual knowledge of the workings of ASTM technical committees, the industry sectors they represent, as well as the global standardization landscape.”

Morgan joined ASTM in 1984 as a staff manager and soon assumed roles of increasing responsibility in standards development, rising to her current post in 2007. To ensure a smooth transition for members and customers, she will move to the position of ASTM executive vice president in March, working closely with Thomas in advance of his February 2017 retirement.