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Rubber Division, ACS, and Rubber Heart Ltd. sign memorandum of understanding

  5/22/2020 - Hertford, U.K. – In an ambitious new strategy to boost international membership and participation in its events, training and learning opportunities, Rubber Division, ACS, has appointed its first-ever European representatives. A memorandum of understanding was signed at the beginning of March between newly formed U.K.-based Rubber Heart Ltd. in Hertford, U.K., and Rubber Division, ACS, in Akron, OH, paving the way for a partnership that will spread awareness of the benefits and opportunities offered by Rubber Division, ACS, which is open to professionals working in the global rubber industry. This new initiative is the vision of executive director and CEO of Rubber Division, ACS, Lakisha Miller-Barclay, the first woman appointed to be at the helm of the organization in its over 100-year history. As executive director, Miller-Barclay works closely with her team of directors and executive committee members to enhance science, technology and business across the elastomeric community. Rubber Heart is a new marketing, communications, public relations and events company providing services to the global elastomer industry and its suppliers. David Cawthra and Gail Reader, the two directors, will act as European representatives whose role will be to increase awareness and expand the Rubber Division, ACS, community through membership opportunities that enable engagement with nearly 3,000 other rubber and affiliated industry professionals from over 1,200 organizations worldwide. Lakisha Miller-Barclay’s appointment at the beginning of 2020 has meant she has had to react quickly to the challenging environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and difficult decisions were faced as to how to adapt. All training courses were moved online, and Rubber Division, ACS, aired one of the first impacts of COVID-19 webinars, which welcomed a large European audience. A series of webinars covering topics such as failure analysis of rubber, and polymer testing and processing are being offered free to Rubber Division, ACS, members throughout the spring and summer. Miller-Barclay is very much aware of how business disruption worldwide has escalated the significant pressure on global market relationships and exposed the fragility of the complex, multi-tier manufacturing supply chains within the rubber industry. “Those involved in the rubber industry will be considering ways to broaden and create more flexible supply chains in the future, and I believe that the Rubber Division, ACS, community can play a significant role in connecting and driving business, particularly between the U.S. and Europe,” said Barclay-Miller. She continued, “We are still actively planning for our International Elastomer Conference October 20-22 this year in Knoxville, TN, to proceed as scheduled, as we believe it would provide the global rubber industry with a meeting hub to reassess and create new business models for the future. However, our overwhelming priority is to ensure the safety, health and well-being of all involved with our event, so we will be closely monitoring the evolving situation and any potential impact new developments may have on it.” On the new partnership between Rubber Division, ACS, and Rubber Heart, Miller-Barclay commented, “I feel that this initiative to expand the Rubber Division, ACS, team will help to grow our community and spread awareness of our unrivaled business networking, training and marketing opportunities through our membership and education programs, conferences and expositions. I am delighted to be working with two highly experienced and professional colleagues at Rubber Heart who have many decades of experience, great contacts and extensive knowledge of the rubber industry and its complexities.” Rubber Heart is well placed to understand the benefits of involvement with Rubber Division, Gail Reader explained. “We have seen first-hand the benefits of the Rubber Division, ACS, corporate membership scheme during our previous employment, and how it can have such an impact on making new connections, driving business forward and keeping abreast of new research and innovations. We look forward to working with the dedicated and passionate Rubber Division, ACS, team to strengthen its position internationally, particularly in Europe.” David Cawthra added, “We have always admired the professionalism and ambition of Rubber Division, ACS, and its commitment to the international rubber industry. We are honored, as our new company Rubber Heart, to represent this historic and world-renowned organization and its interests in Europe.”

Friday, January 22, 2021

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Monday, January 18, 2021

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