Robert Platt, director of statistics for the American Iron and Steel Institute, recently announced plans to retire in April after 36 years of service. Platt first joined the institute in 1946 as a statistician. He assumed his current duties in 1962, a position in which he has been responsible for compilation and summarization of all of the institute's statistical data.
The American Chemical Society has announced that Justin W. Collat has been named director of its membership division and that Moses Passer has become director of the education division.
Mario Brossi has joined the government relations section of the Direct Selling Association. He was formerly a special assistant to Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine).
The International Trade Association of Northern Virginia has announced that Stansfield Taylor, vice president at Virginia National Bank, was elected president of the association; Dan Ebert, of Atlantic Research Corp., was named vice president; John Votta, of the Department of Commerce, was elected secretary, and Shirley Laing, of Laing International Freight Forwarding, became treasurer.
Matthew Protos, owner of the James III restaurant in Rockville, has been elected president of the National Licensed Beverage Association.
W. Donald Duckworth has been elected president of the Entomological Society of America. He is special assistant to the assistant secretary for museum programs at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
Peter L. Colaianni has joined the National Business Forms Association as assistant to the executive vice president. Colaianni was previously personnel director and account executive with William S. Bergman Associates.
Richard F. Boggs has been elected vice president of Organization Resources Counselors Inc., a firm based in New York. Boggs is in charge of the company's occupational safety and health activities in Washington. He was formerly with the U.S. Public Health Service National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.