CHICAGO, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- George C. Hsu, former supervisor of
corporate engineering standards for Reynolds Metals Company, was honored with
the Marlan Boultinghouse Service Award at The Aluminum Association's Annual
Meeting in Chicago.
Hsu was the second recipient of the annual service award, which was
established by The Aluminum Association's Board of Directors to honor Marlan
Boultinghouse, the former president of ARCO Aluminum. Boultinghouse was a
strong supporter of the association and a long-time member of the
organization's Board of Directors, Executive Committee, as well as other
committees and divisions. He passed away in 1998.
Boultinghouse's widow, Anne Boultinghouse, and Mark Durst, president of
ARCO Aluminum, presented Hsu with the plaque at the association's Annual
Meeting dinner. In describing Hsu's contributions, Durst cited Hsu as a vocal
and respected champion of aluminum industry standards.
"George was nominated for this award because of his distinguished 25-year
career advocating and leading the development of aluminum standards and
specifications through the association and other professional organizations,"
Hsu's impressive legacy of work includes standards development; the
integration of standards into other organization's specifications, such as
ASTM, AMS and ASME; the harmonization of U.S. standards with international
standards; and the development of aluminum industry standards into special
international agreements, such as the International Accord for Wrought
For more than 17 years, Hsu served as a member of the association's
Technical Committee and Product Standards. He held numerous offices including
chairman from 1996-1997; chairman of the Subcommittee on Alloy, Temper
Registration & Criteria; chairman of the US TAG to ISO TC 79, Light Metal
Alloys; chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Specifications; and
chairman of the Internal Audit Committee.
Hsu was chairman of the American National Standards H35 Committee on
Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys from 1994-1997 and was the U.S. representative to
ISO TC 79 on Light Metal & Alloys from 1981-1997. As a member of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers, Hsu served as The Aluminum Association's
official representative to both the Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Committee
and the Subcommittee on Nonferrous Materials.
As a member of the America Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Hsu
was honored with the Award of Merit, ASTM's highest award, in 1987. He held
numerous offices in ASTM including, producer vice chair; chairman of the B7.03
Subcommittee on Wrought Aluminum; chairman of the B7-09 International
Subcommittee; and chairman of the special task group for upgrading ASTM
aluminum standards to be used in place of military standards.
The Aluminum Association, based in Washington, DC with offices in Detroit,
MI, represents primary producers of aluminum, recyclers, and producers of
semi-fabricated products. Member companies operate almost 200 plants in 37
SOURCE Aluminum Association