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

President's Message for
May, 2019


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CRG Basics of Rubber Technology Course

Schedule of Events

Executive Board

Scholarships and Education Awards






Rubber Division ACS

Annual Golf Outings

Our Bylaws

I hope everyone has made it through the cold winter and is ready for some sun!  As always it will be a busy year for the CRG and hope to see many of you at outings and events. Get your calendars ready for a glance of 2019 below:




First and foremost, please remember to renew your Chicago Rubber Group Membership for 2019!


Special thanks to Ron Coia and his involvement with the Chicago and Wisconsin Rubber Groups. He has spent 50 plus years holding and serving various roles for the groups. After many successful years putting on the Basics of Rubber Tech Course, Ron will be turning over his role as Education Chair and Historian. Mark Guzzaldo will assume the role Historian for 2019.   Everyone from the CRG would like to thank Ron for is dedicated time and service!  The CRG will be on the search for his replacement. Please let any CRG board member of anyone who’d like to volunteer.  


Congratulations to Benjamin Kan of Naperville, IL  winner of the Harold Stark Scholarship

Welcome Matthew Messina from Vanderbilt. Matthew will be serving as 2019 CRG Secretary.


Schedule of Events

As a group we have decided to spice up the venues for the Spring and Fall technical meetings. The two Golf Outing locations will remain the same. Further details to follow:


Spring Technical Meeting

Monday, May 13th at Jimmy’s Charhouse Elgin, IL

Presenter- “Buck” Gerald Boyam from Calumet Specialty Products

Topic- “Driver Shortage and how it Impacts Logistics”

Chicago Golf Outing


Thursday, July 18th at: Village Links - Glen Ellyn, IL


Wisconsin Golf Outing


Wednesday, August 14th at: Hawk’s View Golf Club - Lake Geneva, WI


Fall Technical Meeting


Thursday, September 19th at: Top Golf – Wood Dale, IL

Presenter- Erick Sharp from ACE Products and Consulting

**More details to follow on Tech. meetings

We look forward seeing you all this year!

John Stephenson

CRG President


Revised 04/16/2019