Herbert E. Townsend, Ph.D., president of Townsend Corrosion Consultants in Center Valley, PA, will receive a 2006 ASTM Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow, the highest Society award for individual contributions to standards activities. Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals will honor Townsend for his significant role in developing and upgrading standards on the corrosion performance of coated and low alloy steel products.