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ASTM Copper/Alloys Committee names Blanton as new chairman.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 18, 2016 - Charles B. Blanton, corporate director of environmental, health, and safety for Mueller Industries, Inc. (Memphis, TN), will serve as chairman of ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys. ASTM member since 1999, Blanton received Arthur Cohen Memorial B05 Distinguished Service Award in 2012 as well as ASTM Copper Club Award in 2015. He holds bachelor's degree in chemistry from Belmont Abbey College and master's degree in chemistry from University of NC at Charlotte.

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Original Press Release

ASTM International Committee on Copper and Copper Alloys Names Charles Blanton as New Chairman

Press release date: Apr 14, 2016

Charles B. Blanton, corporate director of environmental, healthy and safety, Mueller Industries, Inc., Memphis, Tenn., has been named chairman of ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys.

Formed in 1928, B05 has over 210 members representing 9 countries, and includes 12 technical subcommittees that oversee 150 standards related to the development of qualifications data and test methods, and the research on copper shapes, castings, and copper alloy wrought products. Blanton has been a member of ASTM since 1999.

Blanton has been with Mueller Industries, Inc., since 1991, having previously served as an environmental engineer and support process manager. Blanton holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Belmont Abbey College, and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Blanton previously received the Arthur Cohen Memorial B05 Distinguished Service Award in 2012 and the ASTM Copper Club Award in 2015. He is a member of the American Chemical Society.

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