ASTM International’s committee on copper and copper alloys has presented its Award of Merit to Horace Pops, president of Horace Pops Consulting based in, Indiana, USA.

The committee honored Pops for leadership and service as chairman and vice-chairman, and for long-term development and industry leadership on copper rod for electrical purposes, refined copper, and advocacy of wire drawing technical issues.

Pops has previously received the Award of Appreciation (1990, 1995), the Copper Club Award (2014), and the Lifetime Achievement Award (2017). He holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a master’s degree in metallurgy from Lehigh University, and a doctorate in metallurgy from the University of Pittsburgh.

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