John Fletcher, Standards Compliance manager at Elcometer
, was presented with the Lifetime Excellence and Achievement Award from ASTM
in recognition of his services to the D01 Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications committee.
A member of ASTM International since 2007, he was made chairman for the DOI Committee in 2010, serving three consecutive two-year terms, after which, he became vice chairman.
Fletcher went on to be nominated as a director on the ASTM International Board for a three-year term, finishing in December 2019.
Throughout his time at ASTM, he has also been Chairman of D01 Sub-committee D01.23: Physical Properties of Applied Paint Films for 10 years and a member of Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings.
“I am honored to receive this award from the D01 committee. I have really enjoyed my work with ASTM and shall miss my regular meetings with D01 members, many of whom I would call my friends," Fletcher said. " I joined ASTM after a lengthy period of preparing ballot responses for Elcometer’s founder Ian Sellars so I was well steeped in the ASTM methodology before I started attending committee meetings. I never expected to be asked to first Chair Sub-committee D01.23 and then be nominated for the role chair of D01 itself, which in turn provided me the opportunity to be nominated to serve as a director on the ASTM International Board.
"The ASTM standards process values every member’s, contribution - ASTM is a standard development organisation that has true consensus at its heart. I aim to continue to contribute electronically from my home when I am retired but I would like to take this opportunity to thank my employer, Elcometer Limited, and the team at Elcometer Inc. and Elcometer Limited for their considerable support for my work with ASTM. I would also like to thank my fellow D01 members for their help and guidance to me as a D01 Committee Officer and to the staff of ASTM, who will continue to facilitate the more or less continuous main and sub-committee standards work."