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An ASTM International fellow and Award of Merit recipient for his contributions to Committee B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products, Thornton currently serves as B09’s first vice chairman and as chairman of three B09 subcommittees: B09.01 on Nomenclature and Technical Data, B09.92 on Awards, and B09.98 on Planning. He also chairs Subcommittee C21.04 on Raw Materials, part of Committee C21 on Ceramic Whitewares and Related Products; and Subcommittee E29.02 on Non-Sieving Methods, part of Committee E29 on Particle and Spray Characterization. In addition, he serves as membership secretary of Committee E56 on Nanotechnology. Thornton is a member of Committees C01 on Cement, C07 on Lime, C28 on Advanced Ceramics, D11 on Rubber, D20 on Plastics, D24 on Carbon Black and the Committee on Standards. He was honored with a B09 Distinguished Service Award in 2001 and an E29 Award of Appreciation in 2002. He has been involved in ASTM International work since 1987.
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