The Chicago Rubber Group, Inc.
A Subdivision of the Rubber Division, American Chemical Society

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The Spring Technical Meeting

 

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Monday, May 8th, 2017

Hawk's View Golf Club

Lake Geneva, IL

 

Technical Presentations To be Announced

 

Technical Program

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Registration

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Technical Presentation

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Cocktails

6:00 PM Dinner

 

Special Thanks to the Guest Speakers at the Fall Technical Meeting

 

Walter Lackey - Lintech International

 

"An Overview of Non-black Fillers for Use in the Rubber Industry"

 

Walter Lackey:

Personal:

- Currently living in Macon, GA with his wife

- 1 child, 2 grandchildren

 

Education: 

- Received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from East Carolina University in 1978

- Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from Mercer University in 1999

 

Professional Career: 

- A 36-year veteran of the Rubber Industry

- Has worked with several companies including: J.M. Huber, Engelhard Corp. (now BASF) and Akrochem Corporation

- Currently employed with Lintech International as their Technical Services Mgr.

 

Career Highlights Include:

- Co-author of 5 patents in the area of surface treatment for mineral fillers.

- Designed and supervised the construction and renovation of three laboratories

- Published Author and has presented numerous technical papers at different levels for the Rubber Division

 

Benjamin Nelson – SKF USA Inc. 

”Young Millennials and their Future in Technical Organizations” 

Bio: Personal: Local resident of Woodstock, IL

Affinity towards outdoor recreation (hunting, fishing, camping, snowboarding, soccer) 


Education: 
Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Platteville

Worked as student liaison for the Diversity Director for UW Platteville

Active Member of ASME, SAE and several other organizations/fundraisers

Helped develop and race the clean snowmobile with UW Platteville’s SAE team, peaking in 3rd place and defeating rivals at UW Madison several years in a row  


Professional Career: 


Currently Employed -
 SKF Sealing Solutions Transmission Group

Two years in product design team as of Sept 20th

Assisted in development and validation testing of 2 new elastomeric compounds

Developed technical competency with compression molding elastomers 


Previously Employed -
Elkay Manufacturing

2 years in product design with assisting rolls in manufacturing and material cost reduction

Worked on injection, compression, and additive manufacturing process improvements for plastics

Worked on development of more effective and affordable antimicrobial plastics and adhesive coatings for plastics

Helped design and implement several advanced laboratory and manufacturing DAQ systems 

Previously Employed - Zenith Cutter

1 year Quality control technician / Engineering ClerkDealt with advanced CAD design of steel components and quality control statistics

 

 

Revised 11/09/2016