ASTM said that Kireta’s background in standards development and familiarity with the organisation uniquely positions him to lead it into future growth and innovation.

He succeeds Katharine Morgan, who led ASTM International since 2017 and will now retire after a 40-year career with the organisation.

Kireta is President and CEO of the Copper Development Association and has been with the not-for-profit trade association since 1992, serving the past two decades in an executive management capacity. He has been an ASTM International member since 1998 and joined the board of directors in 2014, serving as Chair of the audit and finance committee in 2017, Vice Chair in 2018 and 2019, and Chair of the board in 2020.

Bill Griese, 2024 Chair of ASTM’s Board of Directors, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Andy as president of ASTM International. Andy has spent years supporting ASTM International in a variety of volunteer roles and is exceptionally well-suited to lead the organisation forward.

“He brings a strong commitment to ASTM’s mission, values, and membership. Kathie’s dedication and engagement have made it possible for us to find the right leader for ASTM’s future, and we are delighted she will help to ensure a smooth transition as Andy assumes the role in May.”