2017 Chair – William M. Stahl
William's theme for 2017 is “Cutting Edge: Education, Development, Growth & Encouragement.”
His primary goals are as follows:
Education: Through Elastomer Training Center, Updated courses/More Instructors, Outreach programs for both students and teachers and Programs in conjunction with university chapters.
Development: Revamped website more user-friendly, Develop pilot educational program with India and Use as guide for China, Brazil & Malaysia with ACS Grant, Programs on practical aspects of rubber and Professional development for staff.
Growth: Promote/grow student chapters, New student chapter in Brazil, Growth in overseas presence-China, India, Malaysia & Brazil, Corporate memberships, Target ‘end users’ and Partner with other groups such as Healthcare and Asphalt Conference.
Encouragement: Recruiter talk to students, ‘Legacy Video’-Insights and Reflections from Industry Legends, Promotional Articles about IEC in foreign magazines, Scholarships and Members to be involved in committees.