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News & Updates

Our Mission Statement:

  • To promote rubber technology within the Detroit business community
  • To promote educational programs in rubber technology
  • To provide scholarship awards to outstanding individuals in the community to further promote education in our industry

The Detroit Rubber Group is based in and around the home of the automobile industry. We provide a place and a means for open discussion of technical problems of general interest associated with supplying rubber-based parts to this industry. Education of the membership and the promotion of our corner of the industry is a primary focus of the group.

Contact us:
Detroit Rubber Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 886 
Highland, MI 48357-0886

Click here to contact a DRG officer.

News & Updates 

  • Want to join the Detroit Rubber Group? Click here.
  • Members can sponsor high school seniors for the DRG scholarship program. Click here for the scholarship application form.
  • Click here to see what Detroit Rubber Group events are taking place this year. We hope you are able to join us!


David ClarkChairman
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
734-354-5418 |

Larry Strauss, Vice Chairman
248-961-2992 |

Roy KerneyTreasurer
805-679-3583 |

Dean TengelAssistant Treasurer
H.M. Royal, Inc.
517-4040380 |

Jim EddySecretary & Historian
Zeon Chemicals L.P.
248-887-9004 |

John FahyRubber Division, ACS Area Director
Alternative Rubber & Plastics
716-777-1786 |

Jennifer Forell, Membership Leader
269-945-3533 x537 |

Andre BogaczCounselor
248-890-6179 |


January 17, 2017

Board Meeting - Ford Central Laboratory, Dearborn, MI

March 28, 2017

Board Meeting - TACOM, Warren, MI

May 3, 2017

Spring Technical Luncheon - 3M Automotive Market Center, Livonia, MI

May 31, 2017

Fishing Derby - Toledo Beach Marina, La Salle, MI

July 26, 2017

Golf Outing - Bay Pointe Golf Club, West Bloomfield Township, MI
Click here to view a PDF flyer about the event.
Click here for the golf outing registration form.

July 31, 2017

Board Meeting - Home of Renee Shreves

September 11, 2017

Board Meeting - Hutchinson Sealing Systems, Auburn Hills, MI

November 8, 2017

Fall Technical Symposium - Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, Plymouth, MI

December 4, 2017

Board Meeting - Steve & Rocky's Restaurant, Novi, MI