Original Press Release
ASTM Electrical Conductors Committee Elects Mark A. Lancaster as Chairman
Press release date: April 13, 2010
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Mark A. Lancaster, P.E., director of Overhead Transmission Engineering at Southwire Co., Carrollton, Ga., has been elected chairman of ASTM International Committee B01 on Electrical Conductors. Committee B01 oversees more than 80 ASTM standards relating to electrical conductors, rods for drawing into wire, and non-conductor support wire and strand.
A member of ASTM International since 2004, Lancaster serves on various B01 subcommittees.
Lancaster joined Southwire Co. in 1987 as an electrical project engineer. Since then, he has held several positions within the company, including operations and engineering manager and senior product engineer, before assuming his current role in 2009. His work has focused on industrial power and control systems, product research and development, medium and high voltage underground cable design and systems, and overhead transmission conductors and line designs.
In addition to ASTM International, Lancaster is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, the International Council on Large Electrical Systems and Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers.
Lancaster holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.; a B.S. in applied physics from Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Ga.; and an M.B.A. from the University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Ga.
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