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

President's Message for
May, 2018


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Finally spring is upon us! 2018 marks the 90th year of the Chicago Rubber Group. The year was kick started with a terrific turnout for the biennial Basics of Rubber Technology course hosted at SKF. Special thanks to the CRG Education Committee, Ron Coia, Rich Alt, Robert Klingender, Mark Petras, Deidre Tucker, Mark Hlinak, Mark Guzzaldo, and Rick Webb. Another special thanks goes out to Kathy Calhoon who organized the food for the course and handled the social event at Jimmy’s Charthouse.  Great work all!

Spring technical meeting is approaching quickly. Monday, May 14th the Hawks View Golf Club in Lake Geneva Wisconsin will host the event. Speakers presenting,  Mike Kumbalek of Advanced Concepts and Malcolm McInnes of Synthomer (UK) Ltd. Please visit the CRG payments section and select “Dinner Reservations” for sign ups. Link:

I’m pleased to announce the 2018 CRG scholarships winners! Congratulations!

Robert Kahn Scholarship:

Kyle Brinkmann, Preferred Compounding

Harold Stark Scholarship:

Michael McGinnis Jr. , Naperville, IL

Boris Dinzburg Scholarship:

Jeff Winders, Rothkopf Co.


Mark your calendar for the two golf outings later this summer!

Thursday, July 19th

Chicago Golf Outing at Village Links, Glen Ellyn, IL

Wednesday, August 15th

Wisconsin Golf Outing at Hawks View Golf Club, Lake Geneva, WI

Please visit the CRG’s “Annual Golf Outing” section for sign ups. Link:


Lastly, don’t forget to join/renew your CRG membership. You can renew membership, donations and newsletter advertisement by visiting the “payments” section of the CRG website. Any support is greatly appreciated from the Chicago Rubber Group.

I look forward seeing you all at the next CRG event!


John Stephenson

CRG President


Revised 05/6/2018