ASTM International honors Douglas A. Baker
By Brandi Cowen
Jan. 5, 2015, Springfield, IL – Douglas A. Baker of Springfield Plastics, Inc., has been recognized by ASTM International for his contributions to the organization.
Baker has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for leadership, service and contributions made as a member of Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems of ASTM International. The committee is responsible for 180 approved standards, referenced in numerous plumbing and building codes, which ensure quality and performance for the plastic pipe industry.
Baker is the engineering manager of Springfield Plastics, Inc. He is responsible for product and manufacturing equipment design, process evaluation, troubleshooting and project management for the manufacturer, based in Auburn, Ill. He has been with the company for 31 years. He also serves on the technical research committee at the Plastics Pipe Institute.
ASTM International provides a global forum for the development and publication of international voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services. ASTM standards are a critical element of the information infrastructure that guides manufacturing and trade in the global community. ASTM boasts a membership of 30,000 technical experts from 150 countries and publishes approximately 12,000 standards each year.