ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards developing organizations, is seeking nominations for the William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award. This annual award is granted to a person of widely recognized eminence in the standards system who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of national and international voluntary standards.
Nominees for the Cavanaugh Memorial Award may or may not be members of ASTM International. The title of honorary member is bestowed upon recipients who are non-ASTM members. Established in 1987, the award honors William T. Cavanaugh, who served as chief executive officer of ASTM from 1970 until 1985. During his service, Cavanaugh firmly established ASTM as the world leader in the development and dissemination of voluntary consensus standards.
Nominations should describe each candidate’s qualifications as completely as possible. Nomination packages should include relevant information about the candidate’s professional background; outstanding contributions made within ASTM International as well as other standards organizations or professional societies; and all offices and special positions held in each organization. In addition, any of the candidate’s accomplishments to advance the efforts of the global standards community should be specifically identified, including standards interaction with governments, industry, or academia, as well as any past honors, citations and awards that relate to voluntary standards. No more than two individuals will be selected for the Cavanaugh award in a single year.
The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2009. Nominations should be sent to the Executive Committee, c/o the President’s Office, ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA 19428. For a copy of the award criteria, contact Maureen Houck, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9594; email@example.com).