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Dr. Mary C. McKiel elected Vice Chairman of Board of Directors.

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January 14, 2011 - Mary C. McKiel, Ph.D., standards executive with the U.S. EPA in Washington, D.C., has been elected vice chairman of the ASTM International Board of Directors for 2011-2012. McKiel has worked on various ASTM committees for more than 20 years and currently serves on Committees E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action and E60 on Sustainability. At EPA, McKiel directs agency's implementation of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act and OMB Circular A-119.

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Dr. Mary C. McKiel Elected Vice Chairman of ASTM International Board of Directors

Press release date: January 10, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -Mary C. McKiel, Ph.D., standards executive with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., has been elected vice chairman of the ASTM International board of directors for 2011-2012. McKiel has worked on various ASTM committees for more than 20 years and currently serves on Committees E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action and E60 on Sustainability. At EPA, McKiel directs the agency's implementation of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act and OMB Circular A-119, Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities. She establishes standards-related policies for the agency and aids EPA offices in using voluntary standards and participating in standards developing organizations such as ASTM International. McKiel also represents the agency in various domestic and international standards-related arenas in both the public and private sectors. For her standards work, EPA has honored McKiel with bronze, silver and gold medals. In addition to her ASTM standards work, McKiel is a former vice chairman of the American National Standards Institute, a position she held for eight years. She currently chairs the ANSI ISO Council and is an ex-officio member of the ANSI board of directors. In 2008, she was awarded the ANSI George S. Wham Leadership Medal for her contributions to standardization. She is also the recipient of the 2010 Leo B. Moore medal from the Standards Engineering Society, which recognizes achievement, service and contributions in the field of standardization. She has written about the federal use of consensus standards for a wide variety of governmental and private sector publications and has delivered presentations to both national and international audiences. McKiel also serves on environmental and management advisory boards for Underwriters Laboratories Inc. McKiel holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from American University in Washington, D.C. 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 Brennan, Phone: 610-832-9602; ebrennan@astm.org www.astm.org

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