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ASTM promotes Kono to handle global issues

Kathleen "Kitty" Kono has been appointed vp, global cooperation, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). In this position, Kono is responsible for leading ASTM's international outreach efforts and coordinating ASTM's relations with the U.S. government.

Kono joined the ASTM staff in 1975 in the developmental operations area. She went on to hold positions of staff manager, editor of ASTM Standardization News, executive director of the ASTM subsidiary, the Institute for Standards research, and most recently Washington representative.

"ASTM standards offer high-quality technical content, open input across nations and broad-based consensus views that are valued in today's market. Kitty brings excellent skills to this position to ensure that cooperation and coordination in the development and use of ASTM standards remain strong, both at the national and international levels. As vice president of global cooperation, Kitty will be the focal point at ASTM for global collaboration and governmental agency liaison," said ASTM president James Thomas.

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