Paint Standards Chairman Steps Down
John F. Fletcher, the chairman of the ASTM D01 Committee on Paint and Related Coatings Materials and Applications, has officially stepped down from his post.
The technical support manager for Elcometer Limited exited the position after meeting the standards organization’s constitutional term limits, Elcometer announced in a statement March 7.
Fletcher was chairman of the committee for three successive two-year terms.
He will now serve as the first vice chairman in support of the new chair, Cynthia Gosselin.
Fletcher was recognized with an Award of Appreciation at the ASTM D01 meeting in San Antonio, TX, in January. With it, the organization acknowledged his outstanding service as an ASTM Committee Chairman spanning the beginning of 2010 through the end of 2015.
The D01 Committee currently has more than 630 members and holds meetings twice each year, in January and June. It is supported by approximately 30 technical subcommittees and seven administrative committees.
Fletcher will continue in his role as chairman of D01 Subcommittee D01.23: Physical Properties of Applied Paint Films, which holds its Task Group and Subcommittee meetings on the Mondays when the D01 Committees meet.
The D01.23 Subcommittee has 31 standards under its jurisdiction.
About the D01 Committee
D01 is responsible for more than 675 individual standard test methods, practices and guides, which are published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volumes 6.01, 6.02, 6.03, and 6.04.
These standards play a significant role in all aspects important to the coatings industry including: classification, sampling, preparation, components, application, analysis, quality assurance and end-use performance requirements.