ASTM International names successor to president, 40-year veteran Morgan

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

Andrew G. Kireta Jr. will take the helm of ASTM International on May 1, succeeding Katherine Morgan, who has served as president since 2017 and retires after 40 years with the Society. ASTM officials cite his standards development background and familiarity with their  organization as uniquely positioning him for the role. Kireta is president and chief executive officer of the Copper Development Association, which he joined in 1992 and has served in an executive management capacity for two decades. An ASTM International member since 1998, Kireta joined the board of directors in 2014 and was elected 2020 chair. 

Andrew Kireta Jr.

“Andy has spent years supporting ASTM International in a variety of volunteer roles and is exceptionally well-suited to lead the organization,” says 2024 Chair Bill Griese. “He brings a strong commitment to ASTM’s mission, values, and membership. Kathie’s dedication and engagement have made it possible for us to find the right leader for ASTM’s future, and we are delighted she will help to ensure a smooth transition as Andy assumes the role.”

“I have great respect for ASTM’s mission, staff, members, and partners, and am humbled to lead an organization that has made such a meaningful impact on industry and society over its 125-year history,” adds Kireta. “I am eager to work with the ASTM community to build upon that success as we advance our mission of helping our world work better.”