The MPIF reports that Harry D Ambs passed away in March 2019.

Ambs was a charter member of the American Powder Metallurgy Institute, now APMI International, and served as president from 1984 to 1988, He received the MPIF Distinguished Service to PM Award in 1985 and served as chairman of the MPIF Standards Board for more than 10 years.

Ambs began his 35-year career in powder metallurgy (PM) in 1954 at Frankford Arsenal, and also worked for IBM and Glidden Metals before it was acquired by SCM Metal Products, now Kymera International.

Ambs was also heavily involved in ASTM International’s Committee B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products beginning in 1971. For 34 years, he served as the liaison to ISO Technical Committee 119 on Powder Metallurgy, Subcommittee 2 on Metal Powders, through Subcommittee B09.09. In 2010, he received the ASTM International Award of Merit in recognition for individual contributions to ASTM standards activities.

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