After many years of collaborating on standard development with ASTM International, Taco van der Maten has been appointed as chairman of the Board of Directors of ASTM International. We are proud of this important assignment for Taco, which he will manage on top of his role as Marketing Manager at Malvern Panalytical.
Taco van der Maten has a chemical analytical background and worked in the petrochemical and polymer industry for almost 20 years. He joined Malvern Panalytical (PANalytical at that time) in Almelo, the Netherlands, in 2006 and currently holds the position of Marketing Manager for the Petrochemical and Polymer industries. Next to being a Director of ASTM International for the past six years, he is also Chairman of ASTM committee F40 on regulated substances in materials, and a member of ASTM committee D20 on Plastics, committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants and committee D32 on catalysts.
In a Q&A and video, Taco discusses the importance of ASTM standards for his company, for Europe, and for the world. Click here to read the interview with Taco, as published by ASTM earlier this year.
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To prepare customers for new important demands from the global society -laid down in standards and regulations- as soon as possible, Malvern Panalytical participates in various committees of global Standards Developing Organizations like ASTM, ISO, CNIS, EI, JIS, DIN and several others. Thanks to owning and operating a large variety of analytical products, Malvern Panalytical customers are always prepared to comply with the latest standards and regulations.