ASME names associate executive director

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has appointed Michael Merker as associate executive director of Standards & Certification.

Based in ASME’s headquarters in New York City, Merker will administer the Society’s world renowned engineering codes and standards activity and associated training, conformity assessment and certification programs.  ASME Standards & Certification involves more than 5,200 volunteers operating within a complex structure of 700 committees – a global technical force dedicated to the safety and reliability of mechanical products and systems. Michael Merker, with more than 30 years at the Society, has the necessary experience, breadth of knowledge, and business acumen to successfully carry on the important work of standards and certification in the global engineering marketplace,” said Thomas G. Loughlin, executive director of ASME.  “His is a most deserving promotion. During his career at ASME, Merker has held varying positions of increasing responsibility and played a major role in expanding conformity assessment programs to more than 70 countries around the world.  Merker also has contributed significantly to the development and growth of the Society’s digital publishing activity.

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.