2018 Chair – Jerry McCall
Jerry's theme for 2018 is “INVESTING in the FUTURE.”
His primary goals are as follows:
Member Recruitment and Retention Plan: Outreach programs for both students and teachers; Optimize program to drive retention and recruitment; Finalize and publish student chapter manual; Reevaluate 1st Timers program to include welcome program/package for 1st time attendees and exhibitors and reviewing/updating Rubber Division presentation
Develop Global Strategic Partnerships: Work with Strategic Partnership Committee to establish and reaffirm realistic strategic partnerships to promote and advance the evolution of the global elastomeric profession and its relevance to society
Education: Increase courses and standardization within the Elastomer Training Center; Map out and prepare to update Rubber Division Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Rubber Technology courses; Increase High School Outreach Program and seek regional Rubber Group support; Increase marketing efforts behind Education
Show the Importance of Elastomers in Today’s World: The Rubber Division is committed to providing World Class products and services to the industry, with a keen focus on long term growth and sustainability. We will diligently and purposely invest time, energy, enthusiasm, and creative collaboration to sustain and grow our position for generations to come.