Jenny L. Hitch Receives ASTM International Award of Merit
Jenny L. Hitch, director of marketing at Full Circle Solutions Inc. in Jasper, Ga., has received the ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. The Award of Merit is ASTM's highest recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.
A member of ASTM International since 1991, Hitch was honored for her outstanding contributions to the development of ASTM standards and for her leadership in the operations of ASTM Committees C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates and D18 on Soil and Rock. She is active on several other committees as well, including C01 on Cement; C27 on Precast Concrete Products; D04 on Road and Paving Materials; D34 on Waste Management; E06 on Performance of Buildings; E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action; and E60 on Sustainability. She currently serves as C09 membership secretary and chairs the groups on strategic planning (C01.90.01) and supplementary cementitious materials (C09.24).
Hitch has been honored with several other ASTM awards, including three Standards Development Awards, the Technical Editors Award, a Special Service Award, and the A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award, all from Committee D18, and the Award of Appreciation from Committee C09. She also received the Award for Excellence in Symposium and Publication Management from the ASTM Committee on Publications, where she served a six-year term from 2000-2006.
After earning a B.S. in geological engineering from Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., in 1985, Hitch became national manager of coal combustion products engineering at Headwaters Resources, Las Vegas, Nev. In 2006, she accepted the position of technical service specialist at W.R. Grace & Co. in Las Vegas, and she moved to Full Circle Solutions and assumed her current role in 2009.
Outside ASTM International, Hitch is a member of the American Concrete Institute and the American Coal Ash Association.
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