ASTM International has announced that Katharine Morgan has now begun serving as President ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organisations. Morgan will lead a team that supports thousands of members, customers, partners and other stakeholders worldwide. She succeeds James A. Thomas, who served in the role for 25 years.
“I am thrilled and humbled to serve as President of an organisation that has played such a foundational role in meeting societal needs for over a century,” stated Morgan at the organisation’s first major meeting of 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. “We will build on the legacy of Jim Thomas, attracting even more of the world’s top technical experts to our committees while also serving people and organizations that rely on our standards and services.”
Morgan was joined at the event by Thomas Marsh, CEO of Centrotrade and ASTM International’s 2017 Chairman of the Board. “Kathie brings proven leadership skills, a deep understanding of the global standards community, a passion for ASTM International’s mission, and much more,” stated Marsh. “ASTM International will continue to grow and thrive under her leadership.”
Morgan served as Executive Vice President for the past two years. Prior to that, she was Vice President of Technical Committee Operations, leading a fifty member team that supports the volunteer work of ASTM International’s 30,000 members worldwide.