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Pilarz named 2011 ASTM International chairman

February 9, 2011

Catherine (Kitty) H. Pilarz, senior director of Mattel/Fisher-Price product safety has been elected chairman of the board of directors of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest and diverse standards developing organizations. Pilarz, who has served on the ASTM board of directors since 2006, is vice chairman of new projects for ASTM Committee F15 on Consumer Products, co-chairman of Subcommittee F15.18 and is a participant in many other F15 subcommittees. She was honored with the 2006 ASTM Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow for her contributions to F15, a committee of more than 900 manufacturers, end-users, industry associations, regulatory authorities, health professionals and consumer advocacy groups who develop voluntary product standards to improve product safety.