First Person
In the January/February 2024 issue of Standardization News, I spoke with several ASTM International members who are involved with academic research and education: Janet L. Gbur (Case Western Reserve University), Darla Goeres (Montana State… more
Industry sectors:
Manufacturing

First Person
“Professional beer taster” might sound like a dream job title. However, Ali Schultz, sensory manager for New Belgium Brewing Company, emphasizes that it’s not all fun and games. Schultz is an expert in the field of sensory evaluation, which applies… more
Industry sectors:
Quality

First Person
Sustainability has become a key concern across society, affecting how we think—and how we work. In the November/December 2023 issue of Standardization News, I spoke to Amy A. Costello, product stewardship and sustainability manager for Armstrong… more
Industry sectors:
Environment

First Person
For the November-December 2022 issue of Standardization News, Drexel University engineering librarian Jay Bhatt spoke about the role of librarians in the world of standards. Bhatt discussed the unique path that led to his career as a subject… more
Industry sectors:
Safety

First Person
Q. For the laypeople in our audience, can you tell us a little about distillers grains and why they are so important to both the economy and society in general?  A. Distillers grains are the non-fermentable materials produced from grain-based… more
Industry sectors:
Environment

First Person
Q. How did you get involved in standards work and why is it important? A. After college, I was very quickly exposed to the existence of standards and their importance. I was a loss control engineer for an insurance company, and as part of my role I… more
Industry sectors:
Consumer Products

First Person
  Q. How did you get into engineering and the field of standards? A. I majored in civil engineering, and I think my first exposure to standards occurred during my undergraduate studies. It is very common for a civil engineering student to learn… more
Industry sectors:
Standards Development Tips

First Person
Q. What are some of the greatest cyber threats facing the world today, and how can standards help combat them? A. The greatest cybersecurity threats, in my opinion, are the ones that target our critical infrastructure and essential services, along… more
Industry sectors:
Safety

First Person
Q. How does your experience in negotiations with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee, including the role of standards in trade, inform your work now? A. It was a huge honor to represent the United States… more
Industry sectors:
Quality

First Person
Q. What is the focus of ASTM’s Washington, D.C., office? A. The Washington office works at the intersection of policy, trade, and outreach. Our team — Craig Updyke, Matt Pezzella, and myself — track what the White House, Congress, and federal… more
Industry sectors:
Safety