Published on Tuesday January 13, 2009
MSE alumnus Paul K. Whitcraft (B.S. 1973) has been selected Chair of the 2009 ASTM International board of directors. Whitcraft is director of quality, safety and engineering at Rolled Alloys Inc. in Temperance, Michigan and has been an active member of ASTM International since 1975.
Upon receiving his B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering, as the department was known then, Whitcraft obtained employment at Carpenter Technology and subsequently moved to Rolled Alloys in 1991. In addition to his ASTM International affiliation, Whitcraft maintains membership in NACE International, ASM International, TAPPI, and SAE International
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