Here's a list of those from the rubber industry who passed away in 2015:
Albert Davis, the first deputy director of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers.
Leon R. Brodeur, 87, former president and vice chairman of Firestone.
Francois Michelin, 88, for 47 years head of the company that bears his family's name.
Kurt S. Nygaard, 60, chief sales officer of Harwick Standard Distribution Corp. and former treasurer of the ACS Rubber Division.
Roger Smith, 75, longtime president and chairman of Pawling Corp.
Michael L. Burkholder, 67, Blair Rubber Co. sales and commercial manager.
Charles R. “Bob” Samples, 84, founder of Akron Rubber Development Laboratory Inc. and Polymerics Inc.