ASTM Lime Committee Elects Graves as Chairman

Words: Mark KempASTM Lime Committee Elects Graves as Chairman

Robin E. Graves, Ph.D., corporate manager of technical services at Vulcan Materials Co. in Birmingham, Ala., has been elected chairman of ASTM International Committee C07 on Lime and Limestone.

Committee C07 includes more than 80 members who oversee 25 ASTM International standards related to lime and limestone used for industrial, environmental, chemical, construction and agricultural applications. 

Graves, who also serves as vice chairman of ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates and chairs Subcommittee C09.95 on Coordination, has been an ASTM member since 1992. He is currently serving a three-year term on the ASTM board of directors and is a past member of the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations (COTCO), where he was chairman of the subcommittee on Regulations. Graves is also a member of Committees C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry, D04 on Road and Paving Materials and D18 on Soil and Rock.

A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he received a bachelor’s degree in geology, Graves earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in geology and civil engineering from the University of Florida. He was a senior materials scientist with Vulcan for 13 years before assuming his current role in 2011. Prior to that he was quality control manager and business development manager at Chemical Lime Co., and later vice president of research and engineering for the National Aggregates Association.

A licensed professional geologist, Graves holds two patents, has published several technical articles and reports, and serves as a technical reviewer for various professional journals. Outside ASTM International, he is a member of the American Concrete Institute and the Transportation Research Board, and has served as chairman of the technical advisory committee and the advisory board of directors for the International Center for Aggregates Research.

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