Charles B Blanton, corporate director of environmental, health and safety, Mueller Industries, has been named chairman of ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys.

 Formed in 1928, the committee has over 210 members representing nine countries, and includes 12 technical subcommittees that oversee 150 standards related to the development of qualifications data and test methods, and research on copper shapes, castings, and copper alloy wrought products. 

Blanton has been a member of ASTM since 1999 and has has been with Mueller Industries since 1991, having previously served as an environmental engineer and support process manager. He previously received the Arthur Cohen Memorial B05 Distinguished Service Award in 2012 and the ASTM Copper Club Award in 2015. He is a member of the American Chemical Society.

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