Freidenfelds, who lives in Oak Grove, Ill., joined ASTM International in 2000 and works on Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications. Outside ASTM International, he is a member of the Society of the Plastics Industry and the Society for Protective Coatings. He also is an editorial advisory board member on Industrial Paint & Powder magazine.
Professionally, Freidenfelds at ElektroPhysik is their North American operations' vice president and general manager. ElektroPhysik is a manufacturer of coating thickness testing instruments.
A graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a B.S. in marketing, Freidenfelds earned his M.B.A. from Roosevelt University; he also studied psychology and criminal justice at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
ASTM International Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications is one of 137 technical standards writing committees.