By Ron Bygness
ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics has honored Gary Kolbasuk, director of innovation and technology at Raven Industries, Sioux Falls, S.D. with the Award of Merit. The Award of Merit and its accompanying title of fellow is ASTM’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.
A member of ASTM International since 1985, Kolbasuk was cited for his years of outstanding committee service and his contributions to new and revised standards for geomembranes. He has chaired the
subcommittee on Geomembranes (D35.10) since 2005 and has been recognized with two D35 Awards of Recognition. Kolbasuk also serves on Committees C16 on Thermal Insulation, D20 on Plastics, and E06 on Performance of Buildings.