Original Press Release
D. Thomas Marsh Elected to ASTM International Board of Directors
Press release date: January 10, 2011
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -D. Thomas Marsh, president of Centrotrade Minerals and Metals Inc. in Chesapeake, Va., has been elected to serve on the ASTM International board of directors.
An ASTM International member since 1990, Marsh currently serves as first vice chairman of Committee D11 on Rubber, chairman of Subcommittee D11.22 on Natural Rubber and as secretary of Subcommittee D11.23 on Synthetic Rubbers. He previously had been D11 secretary from 2004 to 2007 and held other D11 subcommittee officer roles. In 2007, Committee D11 recognized Marsh with a Distinguished Service Award. He also served on the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations from 2007 to 2009 and received an award for that service.
In his role at Centrotrade Minerals and Metals, a distributor of and technical advisory company for rubber, latex and chemicals, Marsh directs day-to-day operations; provides technical, regulatory and standards organization oversight to sister groups in Europe and Asia; and administers material specifications and contracts.
Marsh began his career as a technician for General Latex and Chemical Corp. in Ashland, Ohio, and then worked as a latex chemist for Abbott Laboratories from 1981 to 1987. He became laboratory and technical services manager for Ansell Inc. in Troy, Ala., before his position as president of the Ore and Chemical Corp. in Virginia Beach, Va., from 1989 to 1998, managing its daily operations and implementing ASTM testing for natural rubber and latex. He was vice president of Microflex Corp., Reno, Nev., before joining Centrotrade.
In addition to ASTM International, Marsh is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Management Association, the Ohio Rubber Group and the Rubber Trade Association of North America, where he is a member of the board of directors and a past president. He is also a U.S. voting delegate to Technical Committee 45 for Rubber and Rubber Goods of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Marsh holds a general sciences degree from the Ohio State University, a bachelor's degree in business management from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va., and is working on his master's degree in management and leadership at that institution.
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