The Melvin R. Green Codes and Standards Medal honors the memory and extraordinary contributions of an ardent supporter of industrial standards.
Paul D. Edwards, the 2017 recipient, is construction manager for ASME programs at WECTEC Global Project Services, Inc., in Canton, Mass. He is recognized for championing ASME Standards and Certification efforts, particularly the development of new products including the CA-1 Standard–Conformity Assessment Requirements and the Parts Certification Program; and for outstanding contributions to numerous ASME technical and conformity assessment committees.
Mr. Edwards has 44 years of experience in construction management, quality assurance/control, construction project services, business development and ASME codes within the power industry. At WECTEC, he is responsible for overall management of the company’s ASME Section I–Power Boilers and Section VIII–Pressure Vessels certification activities; and for technical program development, welding program support, and coordination of ASME Section III–Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components and Section XI–Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components activities.
An ASME Fellow, Mr. Edwards has served on more than 20 committees, and nine standards and certification committee officer positions, and has participated on both the Board on Conformity Assessment and the Council on Standards and Certification. He received a Certificate of Appreciation for boiler and pressure vessel accreditation efforts and a Dedicated Service Award for codes and standards efforts in 2001 and 2002, respectively.
Mr. Edwards has been serving on the National Board Inspection Code’s (NBIC) Main Committee since 1995. He also serves on the NBIC subcommittee and subgroup on Repairs and Alterations.
Mr. Edwards earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He holds a Class V boiler repairer license in Michigan.
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