ASTM International presented its top annual award, the Award of Merit, to Jay Keating for his contributions to ASTM’s Roofing and Waterproofing committee. The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM International committee activities. Keating was recognized for his foundational work as committee chair, willingness to share his industry expertise, and longstanding diligence in maintaining important standards. An ASTM International member since 1997, Keating has been honored with two Awards of Appreciation in 2011 and 2013.

Keating currently works as a process quality engineer at IKO® Industries, a position he has held since 2011. Previously, he worked for Owens Corning® for several decades after receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in chemical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He also holds an MBA from St. Xavier University.

ASTM International’s Roofing and Waterproofing Committee has awarded Walter Rossiter with the Werner H. Gumpertz Award. This eminent award is conferred for significant professional contributions to the field of building technology and multidisciplinary technical problem-solving in the construction industry.

Rossiter was recognized for his continued and dedicated service to the field of building enclosures, his depth of technical expertise and leadership, and his prolific work as a researcher. An ASTM International member since 1977, Rossiter had been previously honored with numerous awards, including the Award of Merit, the Walter C. Voss Award, the William C. Cullen Award, a Distinguished Service Award, two Community on Publications Awards of Excellence, and three Awards of Appreciation.

Although Rossiter is now retired, the highlights of his later career included his work as a research chemist at the NIST Center for Building Technology and as the director of technical services at the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants. His other professional memberships include CIB/RILEM and the American Chemical Society. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry from Boston College in 1964 and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1968.