RFA director, member receive ASTM awards

By Renewable Fuels Association | June 29, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, members of ASTM International gathered for their 2017 Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants meeting in Boston. Kelly Davis, the Renewable Fuels Association’s director of regulatory affairs, and Catherine Woodliff, chair of RFA’s Technical Committee, were honored with awards.

Davis won the D02 Award of Excellence. She serves as the D02 subcommittee editorial chairperson, where she reads and edits ballots before they go out and articulates ethanol industry quality issues. Davis brings 30 years of experience in the grain processing industry with emphasis in ethanol production for fuel, industrial and beverage purposes and has served as the director of regulatory affairs at RFA for over four years. “I am humbled to receive this Award of Excellence from my peers, our work is never done at ASTM and I am proud of the industry’s contributions over the years to enhance fuel quality standards,” Davis said.

“The RFA has always prioritized industry standards, specifications, and best practices,” said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “But Kelly’s unique background and extensive expertise has taken the RFA’s Technical Committee to a whole new level. I’m proud of what Kelly has been able to accomplish and I know the entire industry has benefited from her hard work.”

Woodliff received the Appreciation Award. Her guidance and leadership during discussions on U. S. Tier 3 gasoline regulations resulted in a timely update to Specification D4806 for denatured fuel ethanol.  The information is critical for both the ethanol industry and improving air quality.