ASTM C09 names Vulcan Materials’ Graves as Mather Award recipient

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

Vulcan Materials Corporate Manager of Technical Services Robin Graves has received the Katharine and Bryant Mather Award for advancing concrete technology through leadership roles in ASTM C09 Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. The award is named for longtime C09 member Bryant Mather, whose extended Vicksburg District tenure positioned him among the top cement and concrete authorities in the Army Corps of Engineers’ history.

A 25-year ASTM member, Graves has also received the C09 Subcommittee Chairman Award in 2009 and C07 Committee on Lime and Limestone Award of Appreciation in 2012. He is presently C09 vice chairman and C07 chairman, and has served on the ASTM board and Committee on Technical Committee Operations.

At Vulcan Materials he was previously senior materials engineer, and arrived at the Birmingham, Ala., producer following National Aggregates Association and Chemical Lime Co. tours of duty. He holds B.S. degrees in Geology and Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology and Civil Engineering from the University of Florida. Along with ASTM, Graves is a member of the American Concrete Institute and Transportation Research Board.