SGS is honoured to announce that Ronald “Ron” Graham is the recipient of the 2013 Ted Linde Leadership Award. This award recognises active members of the ASTM E01 committee who have demonstrated outstanding leadership. This is Mr. Graham’s third award from the ASTM, having been previously recognized with the ASTM R. A. Glenn Award (Committee D05 on Coal and Coke) in 1992 and the ASTM Award of Merit in 1998.
Mr. Graham holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from West Virginia University, a M.Sc. in Chemistry from Youngstown State University and a Certificate of Quality Management in Manufacturing from DePaul University. He worked for AMAX Coal Company as a manager in their central laboratory for eleven years before joining SGS in 1987. Mr. Graham has held several management positions focused on ensuring SGS delivers high-level, standardized analysis, including his current position as global Technical Governance Manager for SGS Minerals Services.
Mr. Graham has authored or co-authored 14 technical publications and has served as Chairman of the ASTM Subcommittee E01.02 on Ores, Concentrates and Related Metallurgical Materials for the last ten years. The Ted Linde Leadership Award recognises his exemplary leadership skills and help in developing and maintaining over 30 technically sound laboratory methods and practices. His role with SGS echoes this unwavering dedication to quality practices and global standards.
The Ted Linde Leadership Award was created in 1992 in memory of the late Ted Linde, the last Chairman of Committee E02 on Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy. Ted Linde was a key player in establishing Committee E01 on Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials and was recognised for his outstanding leadership. The Ted Linde Leadership award is presented annually to no more than one member of the ASTM E01 committee.
SGS proudly celebrates Ron Graham and his significant contributions to SGS’s unparalleled quality standards and methods. Around the world, SGS offers a wide range of integrated services for the hard rock, energy minerals and fertilizer sectors including sustainable geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, engineering services, advanced systems, water treatment and trade services. For more information about these services, please visit SGS mining website.

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Mike Belton
Executive Vice-President
SGS Minerals Services
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