ASTM International presented its top annual award – the Award of Merit – to Alex Monsour for his contributions to ASTM’s committee on steel, stainless steel, and related alloys (A01).
The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM International committee activities. Monsour was recognized for his ready leadership as a subcommittee chair, his mentorship, and his exemplary work with standards related to steel forging and billets.
An ASTM International member since 1997, Monsour had been previously honored by the committee with the Award of Appreciation (2006) and the Award of Excellence (2018). His Award of Merit was recommended for 2021 but conferred this year.
Monsour works as engineering manager and chief metallurgist at Patriot Forge Co. in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, where he has worked for 30 years. In 1988, he graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in metallurgical engineering and materials science.