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ASTM Committee A01 presents Award of Merit to Michael Gold.

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April 20, 2011 - ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Alloys presented Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow to Michael Gold of Gold Metallurgical Services LLC, North Benton, OH. Gold was honored for his significant service to Committee A01 in the standardization of steel plates for boiler and pressure vessels, castings for special applications, and steel forgings for wrought fittings. A graduate of Yale University, Gold has been a member of ASTM International since 1979.

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ASTM International Committee on Steel, Stainless Steel and Alloys Presents Award of Merit to Michael Gold

Press release date: April 18, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., - ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Alloys has presented consultant Michael Gold of Gold Metallurgical Services LLC, North Benton, Ohio, with the ASTM Award of Merit. The Award of Merit, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM's highest recognition for individual contributions to standards activities. Gold was honored for his significant service to Committee A01 in the standardization of steel plates for boilers and pressure vessels, castings for special applications, and steel forgings for wrought fittings. A member of ASTM International since 1979, Gold is active on several A01 subcommittees. The committee honored him with an Award of Appreciation in 2001 and the Award of Excellence in 2007. A graduate of Yale University, New Haven, Conn., where he earned a B.S. in physics and an M.E. in metallurgy, Gold specializes in materials applications for boilers and pressure vessels, including procurement, production, design limits, fabrication and failure analysis. He spent 37 years as a senior metallurgist at Babcock & Wilcox Research Center in Alliance, Ohio, and as manager of materials technology and standards in the Babcock & Wilcox Fossil Power Generation Division in Barberton, Ohio, and began his consultancy work after his retirement from the company in 2002. A life fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Gold is a longtime member ASME's Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Committee. He received the ASME Certificate of Acclimation for excellence in the development of the first edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code's section on material properties, a Certificate of Appreciation for his work as chairman of the Subcommittee on Materials within the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee, and the J. Hall Taylor Medal for eminent achievement in the field of pressure vessels and piping. He is also a life member of the American Society for Metals. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. 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. View this release on the ASTM Web site at www.astmnewsroom.org. ASTM PR Contact: Erin K. Brennan, Phone: 610-832-9602; ebrennan@astm.org

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