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January 10, 2014 - Andrew G. Kireta Jr., VP-market development at Copper Development Association Inc., New York, NY, has been elected to ASTM International board of directors for 3-year term. An ASTM International member since 1998, Kireta works on Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys and several B05 subcommittees. As CDA vice president, Kireta is responsible for promoting use of copper and copper alloy systems and related products in building construction and sustainable energy applications.

Andrew G. Kireta Jr. is Named a Director on ASTM International Board


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Press release date: January 7, 2014

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Andrew G. Kireta Jr., vice president – market development at the Copper Development Association Inc., New York, N.Y., has been elected to the ASTM International board of directors for a three-year term.

An ASTM International member since 1998, Kireta works on Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys and several B05 subcommittees. He previously served as B05 membership secretary and is the current chairman of Subcommittee B05.92 on Awards.

Following his graduation from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Kireta became a principal engineer, mechanical systems and operations, for ABB Impell Corp., Lincolnshire, Ill. He joined the Copper Development Association, a not-for-profit trade association that serves as the advanced market development and engineering services arm of the copper and brass industry in the U.S., as Midwest regional manager in 1992. He became vice president – building construction, in 2008, and assumed his current role in 2010.

As CDA vice president, Kireta is responsible for promoting the use of copper and copper alloy systems and related products in both building construction and sustainable energy applications. He coordinates codes and standards activities for the copper industry and research projects for the development and application of copper and copper alloy tube, pipe, fittings and architectural sheet and strip. His professional work also includes representing the North American copper industry on the International Copper Association’s building construction team, and he leads the ICA’s global strategy team.

Outside ASTM International, Kireta is a member of the NSF International Joint Committee on Drinking Water Additives, and he is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, the American Society of Sanitary Engineering, the American Welding Society, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, the International Code Council and other industry organizations. For his service, Kireta has been recognized with the 2010 President’s Award from the International Copper Association, a B16 Committee Award of Appreciation from ASME, and an ASTM B05 Distinguished Service Award.

Click here to see the full list of the 2014 ASTM board of directors.

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