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Joe Davis

joined ASM in 1980 as an editorial assistant. By 1989, he was manager of ASM Handbook development. In 1991, Joe left ASM, but continued to work for the Reference Publications Dept. as an independent contractor until his untimely death in 2007 at age 53. As a freelancer, he edited at least 22 ASM books, including eight ASM Specialty Handbooks, the ASM Materials Engineering Dictionary, the second edition of the Metals Handbook Desk Edition, and three books on corrosion. As an ASM staff editor, he was significantly involved in the editorial development of the Metals Handbook, 9th Ed., Volumes 6–17, and the Engineered Materials Handbook, Volumes 1–4.ASM, celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2013, is a society dedicated to serving the materials science and engineering profession. Through a network of 36,000 members worldwide, ASM provides authoritative information and knowledge on materials and processes, from the structural to the nanoscale. For more information, visit