At the annual conference of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the organization honored Luther M. Myers with its Technical Committee on Research (TCR) Service Award in recognition of his outstanding service in test method development for the association.
Myers, a member of AATCC since 1950, has served on and chaired numerous technical committees for AATCC, is involved with ISO textile test method development and has attended ISO meetings as a spokesperson/delegate for AATCC, representing the United States. He has also assisted with the development of ASTM test methods. Myers founded Textile Innovators in 1988 and was president until 2001, when the company was joined with SDL Atlas, where he served as a manager until 2009. In 2010, he became sole owner of a new company, Test Materials Consulting LLC.
The TCR Service Award was established in 2008 to recognize AATCC members who have made significant contributions to the organization in a technical capacity.