Original Press Release
ASTM International Steel Committee Honors F. Robert Setlak with Award of Merit
Press release date: May 18, 2012
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -F. Robert Setlak, a metallurgical engineering consultant based in Orland Park, Ill., has received the Award of Merit from ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys. The Award of Merit and its accompanying title of fellow is ASTM International's highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.
A member of ASTM International since 1988, Setlak currently serves as user vice chairman on Committee A01 and as chairman of Subcommittees A01.20 on Tin Mill Products and A01.98 on Long-Range Planning. He has also chaired several A01 task groups and received the Award of Excellence from the committee in 2004.
Setlak has nearly 50 years of experience as a metallurgical engineer in the can manufacturing and packaging industry. Prior to starting his private consultancy work in 2005, he was a research metallurgist and manager of metallurgical services at Continental Can Co., Chicago, Ill., and manager of materials science at Crown Cork and Seal, Alsip, Ill. He holds a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In addition to ASTM International, Setlak is a member of ASM International.
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