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January 7, 2014 - Ronald J. Ebelhar, P.E., D.GE, a senior principal at Terracon in Cincinnati, OH, has been elected to serve 1-year term as vice chairman of the board of directors. Ebelhar, who joined ASTM International in 1980, is chairman of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, as well as ASTM fellow and 2003 Award of Merit recipient. In addition to his ASTM work, Ebelhar is a fellow and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering, in the Academy of Geo-Professionals.

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Robert J. Ebelhar Named Vice Chairman of the ASTM International Board of Directors

Press release date: January 2, 2014

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Ronald J. Ebelhar, P.E., D.GE, a senior principal at Terracon in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been elected to serve a one-year term as vice chairman of the ASTM International board of directors.

Ebelhar, who joined ASTM International in 1980, is chairman of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. An ASTM fellow and 2003 Award of Merit recipient, Ebelhar has received several awards from D18, including R.S. Ladd Standards Development Awards; the Woodland G. Shockley Award; the A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award; two Special Service Awards; and the Committee D18 Technical Editor’s Award. He also received a Service Award from the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations, on which he served a two-year term. He has served on the ASTM board of directors since 2010.

After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., Ebelhar joined McClelland Engineers in Houston, Texas, as a staff engineer/consultant in 1977. He then served as division manager and later as vice president at Rust Environment & Infrastructure (and its predecessors, S&ME, Westinghouse and SEC Donohue) in Cincinnati, Ohio, before taking the position of vice president at H.C. Nutting in 1996. He assumed his current role when Terracon purchased H.C. Nutting in 2007.

Terracon is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm that provides services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. As a project manager for geotechnical and environmental engineering projects worldwide, Ebelhar has provided design and consulting services for commercial, industrial, transportation, waste disposal and public utility projects; geotechnical engineering design and construction, including site soil response under seismic, cyclic and dynamic loading; and marine geosciences and engineering field explorations.

In addition to his ASTM work, Ebelhar is a fellow and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering, in the Academy of Geo-Professionals.

ASTM International is one of the world’s largest development and delivery systems of standards and related products and services. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM PR Contact: Erin Brennan, Phone: 610-832-9602; ebrennan@astm.org  

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