Harvey Hack Honored with Prestigious ASTM International Award

Harvey Hack. Photo courtesy of ASTM International.Harvey Hack, FNACE, past president of NACE International and senior advisory engineer for undersea systems at Northrop Grumman (Falls Church, Virginia, USA), recently received the prestigious William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award from standards organization ASTM International (West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA).

The award was presented to Hack during ASTM’s November standards development meetings in Houston, Texas, USA.

The Cavanaugh Memorial Award honors the CEO of ASTM International from 1970 to 1985, when the organization says it became a world leader in developing and disseminating voluntary standards.

The nomination, submitted by the chairs of ASTM committees on metals corrosion (G01) and additive manufacturing technologies (F42), notes that Hack should be recognized for his “protracted and meritorious service within the corrosion and additive manufacturing communities that has directly led to the development of high-quality and market response standards used to enhance the global relevance of the markets they serve.”

“Dr. Hack has championed consensus standards for the entirety of his professional career,” says Katharine Morgan, president of ASTM International. “His dedication to standards development and advancement, paired with his leadership in the corrosion and additive manufacturing industries, make him an ideal recipient for the Cavanaugh Award.”

Hack has been with Northrup Grumman since 1996, having previously held positions in the marine corrosion branch at the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center and as an exchange scientist at the United States Naval Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s in metallurgy and material science, both from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) and a doctorate in metallurgy from Penn State University (State College, Pennsylvania, USA).

Hack was on the ASTM International board of directors from 1995 to 2002, serving as chair in 2000.

Hack is a member and Fellow of NACE International and the Washington Academy of Sciences, a member of ASM International and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), and an active participant in the International Organization for Standardization.

Source: ASTM International, www.astm.org.