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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.

The Masonry Society (TMS) recently announced the appointment of Ann Guiberson as its executive director. She will succeed retiring director Phillip Samblanet.

An accomplished executive director with a solid foundation in association resource development, community engagement, and strategic leadership, Guiberson has more than 28 years of experience working with nonprofit membership organizations.

Previously, Guiberson served as president and CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors – Rocky Mountain Chapter. She was also the executive director of the American Water Works Association – Rocky Mountain Chapter. She spent fourteen years as the northeast regional affairs director for the United States Golf Association. During her time serving nonprofits and associations, she developed expertise in strategic communications, educational leadership, administrative management, and governance.

“We are excited to welcome Ann to our TMS family and to work with her on leading the Society in the coming years,” said TMS president David McLean. “During Samblanet’s twenty-five plus years at TMS, we have built a strong and vibrant Society that has accomplished much, and TMS is poised to grow even more effective in the years to come. We look forward to working with Ann to advance the Society’s mission.”

“I am honored to join The Masonry Society as the new executive director,” said Guiberson. “I am eager to work collaboratively with the TMS board of directors, staff, members, and stakeholders to further the Society’s mission and enhance its impact.”


ASTM International’s Fatigue and Fracture Committee (E08) recently honored Gary Bray with its Fracture Mechanics Medal, in recognition of his outstanding and sustained contributions to the advancement of fracture mechanics technology and associated methodologies, in particular the standard test methods developed by the committee for fracture testing under plane-strain and plane-stress linear-elastic conditions.

For over three decades, Bray has had a career in mechanical property characterization of aerospace aluminum alloys, with a focus on fatigue and fracture.

He started his position at Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research in 2019, and previously served in a similar position at Arconic. He received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Virginia in 1993.

Bray has been previously honored by the committee with the Award of Appreciation (2006) and the Award of Merit (2007). In addition to being a member of ASTM since 1994, Bray is a member of ASM International and the Materials Properties Development and Standardization Committee (MMPDS).

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