W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-ASTM International Committee B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products has presented the ASTM Award of Merit to Craig W. Hudson of Emporium, Pa., in recognition of his expertise in powder metallurgy technology and his contributions to the development of powder metallurgy standards. The Award of Merit is ASTM's highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.
A member of ASTM International since 1993, Hudson is the current chairman of Committee B09. He also leads Subcommittee B09.04 on Bearings, is vice chairman of the B09 subcommittees on Awards and Planning, and works on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for ISO/TC 119 on Powder Metallurgy (B09.09). He received an Award of Appreciation from the committee in 2005. Hudson also serves on Committees A06 on Magnetic Properties, E54 on Homeland Security Applications and F32 on Search and Rescue.
Hudson's career has focused on powder metallurgy, processing, failure analysis and laboratory management. His most recent professional position was that of manager of research and development at Atlas Pressed Metals in DuBois, Pa. Prior to that, he spent 26 years at GKN Sinter Metals Inc. in Emporium, Pa., where he was a materials laboratory supervisor and senior metallurgist. He holds a bachelor's degree in animal sciences from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
In addition to ASTM International, Hudson is a longtime member of APMI International, formerly the American Powder Metallurgy Institute.
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