ASTM International, the American Section of the International Association for Testing Materials, May 8 announced that it has recognized Bhyrav Mutnuri with the James A. Thomas President's Leadership Award.

Mutnuri is an Indian American engineer at Bedford, Pa.-based Bedford Reinforced Plastics Inc. He has been an ASTM International member since 2012.

The award, presented annually to two ASTM International members, recognizes individuals early in their ASTM career who have significantly advanced the society’s mission through extraordinary accomplishment, example and vision.

ASTM is honoring Mutnuri in recognition for immediate, significant impact on and leadership of the subcommittee on reinforced thermosetting plastics of the ASTM International Committee on Plastics. In 2015, he received the Certification of Appreciation from the committee.

Mutnuri holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in India and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University.

In addition to ASTM International, Mutnuri is a member of the Pultrusion Industry Council, ASCE Load and Resistance Factor Design of Pultruded FRP structures Committee and the Cooling Technology Institute.

Mutnuri will be presented with the award during the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo in September by ASTM president Katharine Morgan.

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