In recognition of his outstanding service to the association, AATCC has named Robert Keith Lattie as the 2013 recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award. A member of the AATCC since 1984, Lattie has served with honor and distinction in the administrative, research and global outreach functions of AATCC. He served as president of the association from 2005 to 2006.
At the international level, Lattie is a U.S. representative in test method research. He has chaired the AATCC C2-S1 International Test Methods Committee since 2003 and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for ISO/TC 38 since 2002. He represents AATCC and ANSI at ISO/TC38 SC1 and SC2 meetings nationally and internationally.
He also serves on the AATCC Foundation Inc. board of directors, and helped AATCC staff and various committees develop domestic and international education and training programs. Under Lattie’s presidential leadership, AATCC trained a number of international test method trainers, and in February 2006, traveled to Mumbai, India, for the Inauguration of the AATCC India Section.
The Chapin Award was established in 1958 in honor of Harold C. Chapin, professor of chemistry at Lowell Textile School, who served as national secretary of AATCC for nearly 25 years. The award is presented each year to a senior member, with at least 20 years continuous membership in AATCC, who has contributed outstanding service, enabling the association to attain the objectives for which it was founded.
The award will be presented at the AATCC International Conference, to be held April 1-3, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, N.C., USA.