AMAP announces the retirement of executive director Jim Sattler

Jim Sattler, AMAP’s longtime Executive Director has decided to retire as of September 1, 2021. Jim has served as AMAP’s Executive Director since 2014. Under Jim’s guidance and leadership, AMAP has grown substantially and today lives up to its mission of promoting technical research, education, production, and planning assistance for modified asphalts. 

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Cooper Standard names Soma Venkat senior vice president, chief information technology officer

Cooper Standard announced the appointment of Soma Venkat, Ph. D., to senior vice president and chief information technology officer, effective September 20. Based at the company’s world headquarters in Northville, Venkat is welcomed back to the company as an executive officer and will also join Cooper Standard’s global leadership team. In his new role, Venkat will be responsible for leading Cooper Standard’s information technology (IT) function.

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Cabot Corporation board of directors member Christine Yan recognized as recipient of 2021 Outstanding 50 Asia Americans in Business

Cabot Corporation announced that board member Christine Yan was selected as a recipient of the 2021 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. Established in 2001 by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC), the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award annually highlights the achievements of Asian American entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives across a wide range of business interests that have a role in driving the U.S. economy.

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Maxam adds two new sizes to its MS708 series for mining applications

The MAXAM MS708, now available in 30/75-29 & 18.00-25 sizes, is one of the most progressive solid off-the-road tires on the market, constantly evolving for wheeled loaders operating in the most severe waste, recycling and underground mining applications, the company says. With the addition of the specific sizes, MAXAM can now deliver this design to even more cutting-edge equipment. The 18.00-25 is a size for underground mining, while the 30/75-29 is a solid tire replacement for heavy-duty loader applications using 29.5R25, 29.5R29, and 875/65R29 sizes.

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Goodyear now offers custom lease options for Goodyear CheckPoint

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced that it will now offer customized leasing options for Goodyear CheckPoint, a drive-over-reader device that automatically inspects tire pressure and tread depth and sends actionable insights to fleet managers. These new leasing options will make Goodyear CheckPoint more accessible to Goodyear national account fleets of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Canada. By working with a Goodyear sales associate, such fleets can explore use of the device and payment options for their business.

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Evonik expands portfolio of Vestamid polyamide compounds for insulating electrical conductors

Evonik is expanding its portfolio of polyamide 12 compounds for insulating electrical conductors with the product Vestamid LX9050 OR. By using halogen-free flame retardants in accordance with IEC 60754, the compound meets the requirements for classification V-0 of its flammability according to UL94. Busbars insulated with the new RAL 2003 signal orange colored material can be used at elevated operating temperatures up to 125°C.

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Cooper Tire builds 200 millionth tire at Findlay, OH, plant

Cooper Tire announced that its Findlay, OH, manufacturing plant reached a milestone with the production of its 200 millionth tire, a Cooper Discoverer AT3 LT. The Findlay plant was constructed in 1919 and was Cooper Tire’s first manufacturing facility. Today, it employs approximately 900 associates within one million square feet of production space. In June, Cooper Tire became part of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, combining two leading companies with complementary product portfolios, services and capabilities and creating a strong U.S. based leader in the global tire industry.

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