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Movers and Shakers


Movers and Shakers highlights the career advancements and accomplishments of high-level trailblazers working professionally in diverse areas of standardization, contributing every day to the strength and success of the U.S. standards and conformance community.

Captain Scott A. Colburn has started a new position as office director at Office of Readiness and Response (ORR) Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). His role will focus on cybersecurity, standards, and overall readiness to guard against public health threats. The ORR drives development, recognition, and appropriate use of voluntary consensus standards for medical devices.

Previously, in his role as the director of the standards and conformity assessment program at FDA CDRH, Capt. Colburn was responsible for the Center’s standards recognition and related development activities in more than 600 national and international consensus standards committees. He also oversaw the program’s Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment (ASCA) pilot program and the Center’s efforts in optimizing standards for regulatory authorities within the International Medical Device Regulators Forum.

Capt. Colburn has served in numerous roles in the area of premarket review and voluntary consensus standards development and implementation for medical devices, and has participated as a member of several national and international standards organizations, with his work including several policy and leadership committees. He sits on the ANSI Board of Directors and has served as a member of many ANSI committees, as well as other standards organizations’ committees, including the ASTM International Board of Directors and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Standards Board.

In 2019, ANSI awarded Capt. Colburn with the George S. Wham Leadership Medal, which honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the voluntary standardization community and provided long-term direction and visionary qualities in support of the ANSI Federation.


ASTM International’s committee on vehicle-pavement systems (E17) has presented its Billiard-Stubstad Award to Garry Aicken, the technical manager at Kessler Soils Engineering Products.

The award is presented to professionals who have made exemplary technical, practical, and/or administrative contributions to the pavement engineering community through their standards development efforts.

Aicken, who specializes in project management, launched his career as a field engineer and began his current role at Kessler in 2008, the same year he joined ASTM International. Previously, Aicken worked for the Bechtel Corporation for over two decades, specializing in construction projects including refineries, power plants, mines, and subway systems. 

Established in 2015, the award was created in honor of Gary Billiard, who worked on Committee E17 and was instrumental in the development of the Outflow Meter contained in E2380, and Richard Stubstad, who worked on Committees D18 (Soil and Rock), D04 (Road and Paving Materials), and E17, providing technical leadership in the development of multiple standards, including ASTM D4694, Standard Test Method for Deflections with a Falling-Weight-Type Impulse Load Device, and ASTM D4695, Standard Guide For General Pavement Deflection Measurements, standards that cover pavement deflections.

Both Billiard and Stubstad devoted over twenty years of their careers to ASTM International. Their commitment to professional activities in the pavement engineering field contributed to numerous standards development activities.


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