New ASME Executive Director

ASME has named Thomas Costabile as executive director.

Costabile, who began in the position on May 18, will work to guide the Society’s programs in codes and standards development, membership, conferences, technical publishing, education and professional development, and public policy. Costabile will also be responsible for implementing an organizational strategy focused on the creation of products, services and programs around ASME’s initial five key technologies — manufacturing, bioengineering, robotics, clean energy, and pressure technology.

“Tom is an accomplished executive with a strong track record for delivering results in large, global organizations,” said Charla K. Wise, the president of ASME. “He arrives at ASME in the midst of exciting organizational changes and growth, and I, along with the entire Board of Governors, believe ASME has chosen an experienced leader to help the Society move forward.”

Source: ASME


ASME Wilfred C. LaRochelle Conformity Assessment Award Recipient

During the 87th General Meeting of the National Board and ASME, Robert V. Wielgoszinski received The Wilfred C. LaRochelle Conformity Assessment Award. The award, which recognizes distinguished service in the area of conformity assessment, was presented at the Wednesday banquet by Rick Stevenson, Chairman of ASME’s Board on Conformity Assessment, and Jon Labrador, ASME Managing Director of Conformity Assessment.

Mr. Wielgoszinski has devoted over 40 years to the pressure equipment industry and has served on numerous National Board and ASME committees. In 2010, he received the National Board Safety Medal.

Mr. Stevenson (left) and Mr. Labrador (right) present
Mr. Wielgoszinski (center) with the LaRochelle Award.