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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 |

Bill Bradford, Vice Chairman
Bolger Consulting
248-535-3449 |

Andre BogaczTreasurer
248-890-6179 |

Chris Tolliver, Assistant Treasurer
Great Lakes Rubber Company
248-624-5710 x616 |

Mitch FaasenSecretary 
Matexion, Inc.
616-826-9317 |

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

Jim Eddy, Alternate Area Director to Rubber Division, ACS / Councelor
Zeon Chemicals L.P.
248-887-9004 |

Larry Strauss, Counselor
Rubber Processing Management
248-961-2992 |


January 29, 2018

Board Meeting - Liability Teleconference - Ford Central Laboratory

April 16, 2018

Board Meeting - FNST (Freudenberg or Great Lakes Rubber as back up)

May 2, 2018

Spring Technical Meeting - 3M 

June 21, 2018

Fish Outing - Toledo Beach Marina (in Michigan on Lake Erie)

July 18, 2018

Golf Outing - Bay Pointe Golf Club

July 30, 2018

Board Meeting - Home of Renee Shreves

September 10, 2018

Board Meeting - Airboss Flexible Products (Auburn Hills)

November 28, 2018

Fall Technical Meeting - Freudenberg

December 3, 2018

Board Meeting - 2019 Planning - Fishbones in Novi