Fran Schrotter, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in New York, has received the ASTM International 2016 William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award.
The award honours W.T. Cavanaugh, CEO of ASTM from 1970 – 1985, who established ASTM as the world leader in developing and disseminating voluntary consensus standards.
Schrotter is honoured for her sustained leadership in the US and global standards community, exemplifying a commitment to consensus, collaboration, and professionalism.
“Nearly everyone in the global standards community has been positively affected by Fran’s contributions,” said ASTM president James Thomas. “Clearly her work has supported standards that have improved the lives of millions of people in both the U.S. and around the world. She truly embodies the spirit of the Cavanaugh Award.”
Schrotter has been with ANSI since 1976, working with a variety of domestic and international committees and organisations that develop standards in dozens of industries, including information technology, homeland defence and security, nuclear energy, nanotechnology, and many more. As senior vice president, she is primarily responsible for ANSI’s activities supporting U.S. participation in domestic and international standardisation activities.
In addition, she has held numerous leadership roles in other organisations. For example, she was a member of the U.S. Department of Justice National Commission on Forensic Science, and she was appointed to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology Organization of Scientific Area Committees Quality Infrastructure Committee on Forensic Sciences.
With the Cavanaugh award, Schrotter is named as an honourary member of ASTM.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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