John F. Fletcher, Elcometer Ltd.’s technical support manager, has retired as chairman of the ASTM D01 Committee on Paint and Related Coatings Materials and Applications, after three successive two-year terms in office. Fletcher received an Award of Appreciation in recognition of his outstanding service as an ASTM Committee chairman from the beginning of 2010 to the end of 2015, at the ASTM D01 meeting in San Antonio, Texas at the end of January. He stepped down as the ASTM constitution limits an individual to three successive two-year terms as chairman of D01. He has become first vice-chairman in support of the new chair, Cynthia Gosselin. The D01.23 sub-committee has 31 standards under its jurisdiction.