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ASTM launches International Ambassadors programme

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ASTM International has launched its International Ambassadors programme this week. Through the programme, ASTM members who are experts in their field will connect with other engineers who are trying to understand and apply ASTM standardsto strengthen their industries and economies.

The first two ambassadors will be focusing on Latin America and the growing demand for ASTM’s globally-recognised infrastructure standards in that region.

These ambassadors are: Dr. Delmar Salomon, an asphalt expert who is president of Pavement Preservation Systems, and Dr. Cesar Constantino, a concrete expert who is director of business development for Separation Technologies, a Titan America business.

Constantino officially kicks off the International Ambassadors program with a presentation on 24 November during Peruvian Civil Engineering Week in Lima. The event is hosted by the College of Engineers of Perú (CIP), with whom ASTM signed a Memorandum of Cooperation during a recent “roadshow.”

“I’m excited to share how ASTM standards are supporting new concrete technologies and innovations that help Latin America grow in a smart and sustainable way,” says Constantino. “Just as importantly, I look forward to empowering more technical experts that want to use ASTM standards or contribute to standards development.”

Teresa Cendrowska, ASTM International’s vice president of global cooperation, added, “We’re thrilled that these two leaders – who have extensive experience in ASTM and in the Americas – are our first ambassadors. I have no doubt that they will bring powerful information to fast-growing economies such as Perú, Chile, and Colombia that want to use even more ASTM standards in their infrastructure initiatives.”

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