Sika Sarnafil, a manufacturer of thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, announced that Stanley Graveline, Vice President, Technical Services, has received the William C. Cullen Award from ASTM International in recognition of his longtime outstanding contributions to the field of roofing and waterproofing.
CANTON, Mass. - Sika Sarnafil, a manufacturer of thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, announced that Stanley Graveline, Vice President, Technical Services, has received the William C. Cullen Award from ASTM International in recognition of his longtime outstanding contributions to the field of roofing and waterproofing.
ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is recognized in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. The organization’s 30,000 members include the world’s top technical experts and business professionals representing 135 countries.
“William C. (Bill) Cullen was a remarkable man, renowned for both his technical skills in the laboratory supporting new technologies and techniques, and for his practical talents in transferring the results of his research into common practice,” said Walt Rossiter, Chairman, ASTM Subcommittee D08.92 on Awards and Honors.
“Most importantly, he willingly and professionally shared his skills and knowledge with those who sought his advice. As a consequence, Bill ranks among ASTM Technical Committee D08’s most acknowledged and respected leaders, having diligently served from the early 1960s through the late 90s. D08 confers the William C. Cullen Award to recognize individuals who contribute to the betterment of the roofing and waterproofing industry in the spirit of Bill Cullen. The 2011 recipient, Stan Graveline, has given to the industry in this spirit.”
“I consider the William C. Cullen Award to be one of the highest honors in the North American roofing industry and I am deeply honored,” Graveline said. “To be recognized by this distinguished organization and to be placed among such a prestigious group of past winners is a great privilege. The collective body of work of the previous winners of the award epitomizes what ASTM is all about and why it is so important: advancing technology, working to the betterment of materials and systems, and most importantly insuring the dissemination of this information here and around the world.”
The award recognizes Graveline’s 25 years of work in the roofing industry in various technical, sales and management capacities in Canada, Switzerland and the U.S. Through his various positions at Sika Sarnafil, he has established himself as a widely recognized expert in the area of thermoplastic single-ply roofing and waterproofing.