Larry M. Tucker Receives ASTM International’s Top Annual Award

The ASTM International top annual award, the Award of Merit, was presented to Larry M. Tucker, the director of norms and standards for Metrohm USA (Riverview Florida), for his contributions to the petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants committee (D02). The award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is the organization’s highest recognition for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM International committee activities.

Tucker has been an active member of ASTM since 2006, also contributing to the committees on nuclear fuel cycle (C26), coal and coke (D05), aromatic, industrial, specialty, and related chemicals (D16), water (D19), electrical insulating liquids and gases (D27), leather (D31), cannabis (D37), molecular spectroscopy and separation science (E13), homeland security applications (E54), manufacture of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products (E55), declarable substances in materials (F40), and corrosion of metals (G01). His committee leadership role for leadership role for D02, where he contributes toward improvements within the fuels and lubricants marketplace for consumers, is his most notable work.

“I appreciate the recognition and share the award with all of my colleagues that have been a part of the committees over the years,” Tucker said in a statement. “Working with the ASTM gives me the opportunity to meet and collaborate with a diverse group of professionals to support industry and global standards.”

Ed Colihan, the chief executive officer of Metrohm USA, extended his congratulations to Tucker.“I couldn’t be more proud of Larry’s work at ASTM, which has made an incredible impact on Metrohm, analytical chemistry, and the young chemists he’s mentored throughout the years,” he said.

Tucker, who holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of West Florida, has been with Metrohm USA for more than 30 years.