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Webinar Series: Manufacturing Mondays – Tires

June 24 - August 12

Mondays June 3 – July 22; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET 

This webinar series is intended for those engaged in the tire and rubber industry and in academia. The focus will be on tire manufacturing beginning with raw materials receiving through production, final finishing and product shipment. Many of the fundamental manufacturing principles apply equally to other rubber product production such as conveyor belts, so the webinars will have very broad applications.

The series is structured into eight one-hour webinars taught by industry experts in their respective fields and the series is led by instructor Brendan Rodgers.

June 3 – Introduction to Tire Manufacturing, Unit Operations & Factory Design; Brendan Rodgers, ELL Technologies
June 10 – Compound Preparation & Mixing; Georgia Sharp, HF GROUP
June 17 – Tire Component Preparation; Geoff Brand, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
June 24 – Tire Building; Gilbert Gonzalez, MESNAC
July 1 – Curing; Ivan Lozano, HF GROUP
July 8 – Final Inspection & Quality Assurance; Josh Guilliams, Smithers
July 15 – Tire Testing; Josh Guilliams, Smithers
July 22 – Future Trends & Summary; Brendan Rodgers, ELL Technologies

Special thank you to these companies for allowing their experts to share their knowledge with our industry: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, HF GROUP, MESNAC and Smithers, as well as to Brendan Rodgers for leading this series!

Price: Free for Members / $399 for Non-members


Instructor: Brendan Rodgers

Bio: Brendan Rodgers, based in Austin Texas, has spent 42 years working in the tire and rubber industry with both The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and ExxonMobil. Currently, he has a consulting and engineering company based in Austin, Texas. He has worked on a broad range of tire and industrial rubber products including hydraulic hose and conveyor belts, materials technology and product design. He has had work assignments in the United States, China, Ireland, Italy and Luxembourg, working on original equipment automobile tires, truck tires, industrial rubber products and new tire materials technologies. He is the originator of a broad range of patents in tire and rubber technology and many industry publications including editor of the text, Rubber Compounding, Chemistry and Applications, and author of the text, Tire Engineering, both published by CRC Press. Brendan has a PhD in chemical engineering from The Queen’s University of Belfast in Northern Ireland, where he studied thermodynamics, heat transfer through large rubber sections and vulcanization kinetics. He has a Master’s degree in Polymer Technology also from The Queen’s University and a BSc in Biological Chemistry from The University of Ulster.


June 24
August 12
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