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Detroit Rubber GroupDetroit Rubber Group

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 108 
Highland, MI 48357-0108

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. For 2021, this year's applications are due on July 31.
  • Click here to see what Detroit Rubber Group events are taking place this year. We hope you are able to join us!


Erik LaBelleChair
3M Co.

Chris TolliverVice Chair
US Army Combat Capability Development Center, Ground Vehicle Systems Center

Andre BogaczTreasurer

Jim Eddy, Assistant Treasurer

Pat HermanSecretary 
Zeon Chemicals

David ClarkArea Director to Rubber Division, ACS 
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

Officers can be reached at


January 13, 2021 - Technical Webinar
February 10, 2021 - Board Meeting (virtual) at 4pm
May 12, 2021 - Board Meeting (virtual) at 2pm
July 8, 2021 - Fishing Derby
July 19, 2021 - Board Meeting (location tbd) at 4pm
August 25, 2021 - Golf Outing
September 20, 2021 - Board Meeting (location tbd) at 4pm
November 9, 2021 - Fall Technical Symposium
December 6, 2021 - Board Meeting (location tbd) at 5:30pm