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," Durst said. 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 Aluminum Alloys." 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 states.
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