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Richard Conley earns ASTM International Award of Merit.

Press Release Summary:

Jun 18, 2013 - Consultant Richard W. Conley received Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems in recognition of his individual contributions to standards activities. Specifically, Conley was honored for his outstanding dedication and leadership in Committee F17 and notable contributions to development of national standards that have enhanced reliability, durability, and safety of plastics in piping systems.

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Richard Conley Receives ASTM International Award of Merit for Contributions to Plastic Piping Standards

Press release date: Jun 12, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Consultant Richard W. Conley of Conley and Associates LLC in Gibsonia, Pa., has received the Award of Merit from ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems. The Award of Merit and its accompanying title of fellow is ASTM’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.

An active member of Committee F17 since 1994, Conley was honored for his outstanding dedication and leadership in Committee F17 and notable contributions to the development of national standards that have enhanced the reliability, durability and safety of plastics in piping systems. Conley has been a major contributor on several F17 task groups over the years and served as F17 membership secretary from 1995 to 2002. The committee has honored his contributions with two Special Service Awards and a Certificate of Appreciation.

Conley was the chief engineer and later plant manager at Kerotest Manufacturing Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa., for 38 years before retiring and starting his consulting company in 2012. As chief engineer, he was responsible for all valve and fitting design, development and code compliance, and at retirement, was the plant/project manager dedicated to production of valves for nuclear enrichment processes. He now provides consulting on valve and polyethylene piping systems design, development and manufacture.

Outside ASTM International, Conley is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the American Gas Association, the Instrument Society of America and the Plastics Pipe Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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