AKRON—Andreas Limper received the 2016 Harold Herzlich Distinguished Technology Medal at a breakfast ceremony during the International Tire Exhibition & Conference on Sept. 14.
A managing director and member of HF Mixing Group GmbH's management board has about 35 patents on rubber and plastics processing to his name. He's been published in about 180 publications and is the author and editor of several books. Limper is also a past recipient of the Erich Conrad Medal of the German Rubber Association.
He's a longtime professor at Aachen University, his alma matter, where he specializes in tire production, rubber mixing, rubber extrusion and thermoplastics.
“Thank you for the honor, but whatever I've earned this prize for it's been a team effort I did not play solo,” Limper said in his acceptance speech. “I have to transfer this honor to the co-workers of our companies in the HF Group. My colleagues have always supported me and we have very engaged co-workers.”