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ASTM International honors Michael Brandt of Alcoa Inc.

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Jul 31, 2013 - Michael Brandt, senior staff manager, quality systems, at Alcoa Inc., has received ASTM International Award of Merit for exceptional and sustained leadership and technical contributions within Committee B07 on Light Metals and Alloys. A member of ASTM since 2004, Brandt currently serves as Committee B07 recording secretary. He is also secretary of Subcommittee B07.01 on Aluminum Alloy Ingots and Castings and chairs U.S. TAG National Committee for ISO/TC 79 on Light Metals and Alloys.

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ASTM International Honors Michael Brandt for Contributions to Standards for Light Metals and Alloys

Press release date: Jul 24, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. —Michael Brandt, senior staff manager, quality systems, at Alcoa Inc., Alcoa Center, Pa., has received the ASTM International Award for Merit for exceptional and sustained leadership and technical contributions within Committee B07 on Light Metals and Alloys. The Award of Merit, which also includes the honorary title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.

A member of ASTM International since 2004, Brandt currently serves as Committee B07 recording secretary. He is also secretary of Subcommittee B07.01 on Aluminum Alloy Ingots and Castings and chairs the U.S. Technical Advisory Group National Committee for ISO/TC 79 on Light Metals and Alloys (B07.09). In addition to B07, he is a member of Committees E07 on Nondestructive Testing and E28 on Mechanical Testing, who presented him with an Award of Appreciation in 2010.

A graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, Brandt began his career with Alcoa in 1981, working on casting prototype and process development as a senior development engineer. He then fulfilled assignments as an engineer and manager at Alcoa production casting facilities in El Paso, Texas, and Soest, Germany, before being named director of quality assurance at Alcoa Automotive Casting in Farmington Hills, Mich., in 1994. In 2004, he returned to Alcoa Technical Center in Pennsylvania and assumed his current role.

Outside ASTM International, Brandt is a member of the American Society for Quality, ASM International and SAE International.

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