GREENVILLE, S.C.—Jose Antonio Gazano, a 48-year veteran of the rubber industry, was honored as the longest-tenured attendee at the ACS Rubber Division 25-Year Club Luncheon.
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.