MOGADORE, Ohio—Portage Precision Polymers Inc. has hired Richard Strong as chief chemist.
Strong brings 40 years of experience in rubber materials and related process development to the firm. Prior to joining Portage Precision Polymers, Strong was the technical service director at Western Reserve Chemical Corp.
Portage Precision Polymers said Strong has extensive experience in mixing, all types of molding and continuous and autoclave extrusion. He specializes in closed cell extruded sponge, molded and extruded silicone, molded hard rubber, electrically insulative materials, color matching, oil and fuel resistant compounds, and FDA-compliant compounds.