ASTM Honors Engineer for Work on Sheet Steel Standards

Robert Puccia has been honored for his contributions to keep similar steel sheet specification standards managed by both A01 and A05 in close harmonization.

Robert Puccia, senior metallurgical engineer at ArcelorMittal USA, has received the ASTM International (Conshohoken, PA) Award of Merit from Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products. 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 Committee A05 since 2003, Puccia is a member at large on the A05.90 Executive Subcommittee. He is also a member of Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, where he works to keep similar steel sheet specification standards managed by both A01 and A05 in close harmonization. In 2012 A05 honored him with the Kenneth J. Boedecker Jr. Distinguished Service Award for his exceptional work.

Puccia joined Inland Steel, East Chicago, Indiana, in 1981 as a metallurgical engineer. Since that time, he has worked in levels of increasing responsibility, including roles as project, senior and senior staff metallurgist through numerous company consolidations and the transition of Inland Steel to ArcelorMittal. A specialist in quality and process/product control of steel sheet products, Puccia assumed his current role in the Commercial Support/Corporate Quality division at AcelorMittal in 2006.

A graduate of the Polytechnical Institute of New York University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, Puccia also holds a master’s in engineering management from Northwestern University. Outside ASTM, he is a member of ASM International (the American Society for Metals), Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society, and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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