Original Press Release
ASTM International Committee on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products Honors Richard L. Nester with Award of Merit
Press release date: September 16, 2010
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Richard L. Nester, general manager of quality assurance and customer service at Wheeling-Nisshin Inc. in Follansbee, W.Va., has received the 2010 ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from ASTM Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products.
Nester received the Award of Merit, which is ASTM's highest organizational recognition for individual work on standards activities, for his significant contributions to Committee A05 and the development of product specifications and management of terminology for metallic-coated sheet.
A member of ASTM International since 1995, Nester is a member of the A05 executive subcommittee (A05.90) and has served as the long-time chair of Subcommittee A05.18 on Editorial and Terminology. He also works on Committees A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys and B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys.
After earning a bachelor's degree in metallurgy from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., in 1974, Nester spent several years as a metallurgical engineer at Weirton Steel Corp., Weirton, W.Va. In 1987, he became manager of the quality department at Wheeling-Nisshin Inc., and was promoted to his current position in 1995. Nester specializes in hot-dip metallic-coated steel sheet products.
In addition to ASTM International, Nester is a member of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology and SAE International. He also served a four-year term on the Governing Board for the Galvanizers Association, and received the association's Chairman's Award in 1998. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio.
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