Catherine (Kitty) H. Pilarz, senior director of Mattel/Fisher-Price product safety in East Aurora, NY, has been named 2011 chairman of the board of directors of ASTM International. Chairman of the board is the highest elected position in ASTM International.
Pilarz, who has served on the ASTM board of directors since 2006, is vice chairman of new projects for ASTM Committee F15 on Consumer Products; co-chairman of Subcommittee F15.18 on Cribs, Toddler Beds, Play Yards, Bassinets, Cradles and Changing Tables; and a participant in many other F15 subcommittees. She was honored with the 2006 ASTM Award of Merit, with the accompanying title of fellow, for her contributions to F15, a committee of more than 900 manufacturers, end users, industry associations, regulatory authorities, health professionals and consumer advocacy groups who develop voluntary product standards to improve consumer safety.
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