MANCHESTER, UK - John F Fletcher, Elcometer Ltd.’s Technical Support Manager, stepped down as Chairman of the ASTM D01 Committee on Paint and Related Coatings Materials and Applications after three successive two-year terms in office.

Fletcher received an Award of Appreciation in recognition of his service as an ASTM Committee Chairman from the beginning of 2010 to the end of 2015. He received the award at the ASTM D01 meeting in San Antonio, TX, at the end of January 2016.

The ASTM constitution limits an individual to three successive two-year terms as Chairman of D01. Fletcher has now become the First Vice Chairman in support of the new Chair, Cynthia Gosselin. Fletcher will also continue in his role as Chairman of D01 Sub-committee D01.23: Physical Properties of Applied Paint Films.