The luncheon was held during the Rubber Division's 187th Technical Meeting and Educational Symposium, held recently in Greenville.
Gazano, 65, began his career in the industry at Partes de Hule, a small company that produced rubber parts such as O-rings, hoses and rubber rolls. He then became a process engineer in the rubber section of Asbestos de Mexico, which produces rubber O-rings used as a seal for pipes.
He then took a position at rubber-chemical maker Micro Co., serving as plant manager during his tenure. After that, he joined Gonzalez Cano Co., distributing and selling raw materials for the rubber industry while working as a sales and technical service engineer.
Gazano, who has served as a domestic and international speaker, has been working as a consultant since 2010. He also conducts technical courses on rubber technology.
He is a member of the Education Committee of the Rubber Division, serves as councilor of the Mexican Rubber Chamber; and is the area director for the Mexico Rubber Group. He served as chair of the Mexico Rubber Group in 1995-96.
The 25-year Club is comprised of attendees who have been in the rubber industry for at least a quarter of a century. John Deputy and Doug Ruch serve as co-chairs of the 25-Year Club Committee.