ASTM International (ASTM) has elected Ken Yarosh, global service line manager for the specialty chemicals business of Dow Corning (Midland, MI), to serve as Vice Chairman of the 2010 International Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2010.
Yarosh has worked for Dow Corning for 24 years. From 1988-2002, he served as a technical service specialist for North America, working with construction specifiers and sealant contractors on new and restoration building projects. A year later, he became the European technical manager for the company’s global construction industry. In 2006, he relocated to the company’s headquarters and managed its sealants and adhesives product development group in the Americas.
Yarosh is currently vice chair of ASTM International Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants, and he serves on Committees D14 on Adhesives, E06 on Performance of Buildings, and E60 on Sustainability. In 2005, he was awarded the ASTM Award of Merit. He was also granted Certificates of Appreciation in 1998 and 2000, as well as the C24 Sealants Hall of Fame Award in 2001. He received a BS in chemistry from Elmhurst College.