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John Long Named ACS Fellow

Posted by Gretchen Cermak Wednesday, August 1, 2018 9:29:00 AM

John Long, JM Long Rubber Consultants, LLC & Rubber Division, ACS Councilor has been named an ACS (American Chemical Society) Fellow. John is the first ACS Fellow from Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize and honor members of ACS for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and their equally exemplary service to the American Chemical Society. 51 members were named as ACS Fellows this year. The new fellows will be feted at the society’s fall national meeting in Boston this August.

Although the “Fellow” designation has been adopted by many professional societies, the criteria for awarding this designation vary significantly from society to society. For some, such as the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Fellow designation indicates a senior membership level, signifying that the individual has attained a particular status within the profession. For others, such as the American Physical Society, the designation indicates that the individual has been recognized by his or her peers for significant contributions to the science. The ACS Fellows Program, however, uniquely recognizes a different standard of achievement and service. Specifically, the Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACSF) designation is awarded to a member who, in some capacity, has made exceptional contributions to the science or profession and has provided excellent volunteer service to the ACS community.

John Long is a North Canton, OH resident, a 1959 graduate of Eau Claire Memorial High School in Wisconsin and a 1965 graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota, having graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry. He spent 29 years working for B.F. Goodrich/Uniroyal Goodrich in Tire Research and Development, U.S. Technical Staff, International Plant Technical Staff and International Support before moving on to DSM Copolymer/Lion Copolymer for the next 16 years. In 2009, he started his own company, JMLong Rubber Consultants, LLC. Since 1966, John has served in numerous positions within Rubber Division, ACS, including Akron Rubber Group Chairman, Councilor, Divisional Activities Committee, Macromolecular Secretariat Secretary General, Meeting & Expositions Committee and 1995 Chair. He also currently holds positions as United States Delegate to the International Rubber Conference Committee (1996-present; Executive Chairman 2007-2013), Intersociety Polymer Education Council Board (1998-present; President 2003-present) and serves on ASTM committees (1981-present). John received the Rubber Division, ACS Distinguished Service Award in 2016, the IRC Medal in 2017 and has been published in industry journals and publications and holds two patents on inclusion of Silica in masterbatches.