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James A. Tann has been elected to the ASTM International board of directors.
James A. Tann has been elected to the ASTM International board of directors.
February 28, 2016 1:45 PM CST

Belden Brick’s Tann joins ASTM International Board of Directors

James A. Tann to serve three-year term


James A. Tann, director of technical services for the Belden Brick Co. in Canton, Ohio, has been elected to the ASTM International board of directors for a three-year term.

In his career, Tann has concentrated on the design of brick masonry structures as well as building codes and standards. He assumed his current role at Belden Brick, the largest family owned and managed brick company in the U.S., in 2014. Prior to that he was president of the Brick Institute’s Mid East Region for more 25 years.

An ASTM fellow and Award of Merit recipient, Tann has been a member since 1988. He works on Committees C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry and C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units, serving as member at large on the executive subcommittees of both groups. The committees have recognized his work with awards like the C15 Alan H. Yorkdale Memorial Award and the C12 Honorary Membership Award.

In addition to ASTM, Tann is a member of the American Institute of Architects — Ohio, the Brick Industry Association, and the Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

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Nathan Osburn is the Director of Corporate Communications for ‎ASTM International.


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