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People on the Move


New York, Aug 31, 2007

People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community.

This issue focuses on a number of personnel changes within ASTM International, an ANSI organizational member and accredited standards developer.

After more than thirty years of service, August 31, 2007, marks the retirement of Kathleen “Kitty” Riley Kono, vice president of global cooperation.

Ms. Kono joined ASTM in 1975 and rose through the ranks of the organization from secretary in developmental operations. Throughout the years, she acted as a liaison to various technical committees; she was editor in chief of ASTM’s monthly news publication Standardization News; and she managed and later directed ASTM’s Institute for Standards Research (ISR). Responding to the global changes in standardization such as the founding of the World Trade Organization, the establishment of Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement, and the enactment of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act, ASTM chose Ms. Kono for the new position of vice president of global cooperation, created in 2001.

The departure of Kitty Kono has been accompanied by a series of promotions at ASTM International:

Kenneth Pearson has been named senior vice president, operations. In this new position, Mr. Pearson will oversee the technical committee operations (TCO), accounting, information technology, corporate development, and building and grounds divisions. Previously Mr. Pearson held the position of vice president of technical committee operations.

Katharine Morgan, who had been the general manager of technical committee support since 2001, has been promoted to vice president of TCO. Ms. Morgan has been with ASTM International since 1984, starting as a manager in TCO.

Teresa Cendrowska is replacing Kitty Kono as the new vice president of global cooperation. Ms. Cendrowska, who joined ASTM International in 1989, previously served as ASTM’s director of external relations since 2002. She spent over 10 years as a staff manager in TCO, and two years as manager of new business development.

Jeffrey Grove has been named vice president of global policy and industry affairs. Previously he served as director of government and industry affairs. Prior to that, Mr. Grove was the director of The Association for Computing Machinery’s Office of Public Policy. He also spent eight years working for the U.S. Congress, including a three-year term as the staff director of the House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Technology.

Timothy Brooke has been promoted to the position of assistant vice president of TCO. Mr. Brooke joined the staff of ASTM International in 1995 as a manager in TCO and became a director of TCO in 2002.

James Olshefsky is replacing Teresa Cendrowska as ASTM director of external relations. He was previously the director of committee services. He had a 13-year career in the transportation field before joining ASTM International in 1998 when he was hired as a manager in TCO.

Daniel Schultz has been named director, committee services. Mr. Schultz joined ASTM International as a manager in TCO in 1998, after practicing as a civil engineer for two years.

Leonard Morrissey has been appointed to a group director position in TCO. Before assuming this new position, he was a manager in TCO. Prior to joining ASTM International, Mr. Morrissey served as executive director for the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.



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