February 10, 2021

(Clemson, SC)—Tile Council of North America (TCNA) announces Bill Griese, director of TCNA’s standards development and sustainability initiatives, has been elected as finance and audit committee chair of the ASTM International board of directors. Griese has served on the board since 2018.

“We are extremely proud of Bill and all that he has accomplished for ASTM and TCNA,” added Eric Astrachan, TCNA’s Executive Director. “Throughout his career, Bill’s leadership and strengths in standards research and development have made him an invaluable asset to tile industry and standards communities.”Bill Griese

Griese, who regularly conducts seminars and contributes articles to industry publications, is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional. An ASTM International member since 2007, Griese serves as chair of the ceramic tile subcommittee (C21.06) and is a member of the committees on sustainability (E60) and manufactured masonry units (C15). He previously served three consecutive terms as chair of the ceramic whitewares and related products committee (C21). Griese has also been chair of the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations.

Griese received the J.A. Thomas President’s Leadership Award and Award of Merit for his contributions to ASTM International. He holds a bachelor’s degree in ceramic and materials engineering from Clemson University.

About Tile Council of North America (TCNA)

TCNA is a trade association representing manufacturers of ceramic tile, tile installation materials, tile equipment, raw materials and other tile-related products. Established in 1945 as the Tile Council of America (TCA), it became the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) in 2003, reflecting its membership expansion to all of North America.

The Tile Council is recognized for its leadership role in facilitating the development of North American and international industry quality standards to benefit tile consumers. Additionally, TCNA regularly conducts independent research and product testing, works with regulatory, trade, and other government agencies, and publishes installation guidelines, tile standards, economic reports, and promotional literature.

About ASTM International

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