Kenneth F. Yarosh Named 2012 ASTM International Chairman of the BoardJanuary 23rd, 2012 by Editor
Kenneth F. Yarosh, global service line manager for the specialty chemicals business of Dow Corning Corp., in Midland, Mich., is the 2012 chairman of the board of directors of ASTM International. A member of the ASTM board of directors since 2006, Yarosh was chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee in 2009. He is currently chairman of ASTM Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants, and previously served as both vice chairman and secretary.
Yarosh joined Dow Corning in 1985 after earning a B.S. in chemistry from Elmhurst College. In 1987, he opened Dow Corning’s regional sealants testing laboratory in Atlanta, and from 1988 to 2002, he was a technical service specialist. In 2003, Yarosh became the European technical manager based in Brussels, Belgium, for Dow Corning’s global construction industry and in 2006, he relocated to Michigan to manage the company’s sealants and adhesives product development group for the Americas.
He has been a member of the Construction Specifications Institute, the EIFS Industry Members Association, the Glass Association of North America, the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute, and the Adhesive and Sealant Council. He has also been a director for the Exterior Design Institute and the Protective Glazing Council.