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December 22, 2009 - Kenneth F. Yarosh, global service line manager of Dow Corning Corp in Midland, MI, was elected vice chairman of ASTM International's board of directors for 2010-2011. While tasked with helping to shape policy direction, Yarosh has already provided key industry expertise to construction industry via his 24 years with Dow Corning Corp. He is also serves on various other ASTM committees, participates in studies, and acts as global liaison between sealants industry and Committee C24.

Kenneth F. Yarosh Elected Vice Chairman of the ASTM International Board of Directors

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Press release date: December 16, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Kenneth F. Yarosh, global service line manager for the specialty chemicals business center of Dow Corning Corp., Midland, Mich., has been elected vice chairman of the ASTM International board of directors for 2010-2011. As vice chairman, Yarosh will help to shape the policy direction of one of the world's premier international standards organizations.

During his 24 years with Dow Corning Corp., a global leader in silicone and silicon-based technology, Yarosh has provided key industry expertise to the construction industry. For most of his career, Yarosh served as a technical service specialist working closely with construction specifiers and sealant contractors on building projects in North America. In 2003, Yarosh moved to Belgium to manage Dow Corning Europe's technical service team for the construction industry. He then relocated to Midland, Mich., in 2007 to lead Dow Corning's sealants and adhesives product development group in North America.

Yarosh is currently vice chair of ASTM International Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants, and he also serves on Committees D14 on Adhesives, E06 on Performance of Buildings and E60 on Sustainability. He participates in many interlaboratory studies and has worked on several key standards for the glazing and weatherproofing industry. In addition, he serves as a global liaison between the sealants industry and Committee C24, and he is principal author of technical papers for C24 and E06 symposia.

In 2005, Yarosh received the ASTM Award of Merit and title of fellow for his contributions to Committee C24. He was also honored with the C24 Sealants Hall of Fame Award in 2001. Yarosh has served on the ASTM board of directors since 2006 and is currently chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest developers of international voluntary standards in the world. Totally, more than 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade and build consumer confidence. ASTM's leadership in international standards development is driven by the contribution of more than 30,000 voluntary members representing 135 countries.

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 around the globe.
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