ASM International (ASM), the world’s largest association of metals-focused materials professionals, has announced the election of Jon D Tirpak, as ASM’s 2015-2016 board of trustees president. Tirpak, who joined ASM in 1980, is ending a one-year term as vice president of the board.

‘Through the years, I’ve experienced first-hand the power of ASM International to connect materials science professionals and positively shape the industry,’ said Tirpak.’To now serve as president of the board is an honor and a privilege and one I’m looking forward to in the coming year.’

 Tirpak, who currently serves on the ASM finance and investment committees, has also chaired ASM’s new products and services committee and the federal affairs committee. He is a senior program manager for the SCRA Applied R&D Advanced Materials Division and is also the executive director of the Forging Industry Association Department of Defense Manufacturing Consortium and program manager of the Defense Logistics Agency’s PRO-FAST Program.

Additional new appointees to the board include:

 Dr. William E Frazier, vice president-elect. Dr Frazier served as a trustee from 2003 through 2007 and held positions on numerous ASM committees and currently is an associate editor for the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance.

Craig D Clauser, treasurer-elect. Clauser has served as Chairman of the ASM Chapter Operations Committee and the Handbook Committee and is founder, president and owner of Craig Clauser Engineering Consulting Inc, a company providing national metallurgical engineering services.

Dr Ellen K Cerreta, trustee-elect. Dr Cerreta is the Group Leader for MST-8, the Materials in Radiation and Dynamic Extremes Group, at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In addition to serving on the ASM Board of Trustees, Dr. Cerreta is an adjunct faculty member attThe Institute of Shock Physics at Washington State University.

Dr Ryan M Deacon, trustee-elect. Dr Deacon is a materials scientist in the materials engineering and research group of the DuPont Corporation and also serves as the corporate failure analyst for the company.

Prof Sudipta Seal, trustee-elect. Prof Seal is the director of the Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center and NanoScience Technology Center at the University of Central Florida.

This story is reprinted from material from ASM, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.