W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., December 14, 2009-Ronald J. Ebelhar, a senior principal with H.C. Nutting, a Terracon Company, in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been named to a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors.
After earning his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., Ebelhar joined McClelland Engineers in Houston, Texas, as a staff engineer/consultant in 1977 for a 10-year span. He then served as division manager and vice president for Rust Environment & Infrastructure (and its predecessors, S&ME, Westinghouse and SEC Donohue) in Cincinnati, Ohio, before taking the position of vice president with H.C. Nutting in 1996. He assumed his current role in 2007.
As a project manager for geotechnical and environmental engineering projects worldwide, Ebelhar has provided design and consulting services for commercial, industrial, transportation, waste disposal and public utility projects; geotechnical engineering design and construction, including site soil response under seismic, cyclic and dynamic loadings; and marine geosciences and engineering field explorations.
Ebelhar, who joined ASTM International in 1980, currently serves as chair of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. An ASTM fellow and 2003 Award of Merit recipient, Ebelhar received the R.S. Ladd Standards Development Award in 2008 for D7400, Test Methods for Downhole Seismic Testing; the Woodland G. Shockley Award in 2007; the A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award in 2002; Special Service Awards in 1993 and 1986; and the Committee D18 Technical Editor's Award for STP 1213, Dynamic Geotechnical Testing II, in 1995.
In addition to his ASTM work, Ebelhar is a fellow and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the National Groundwater Association.
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