INDIANAPOLIS—Kirk Bowman has retired as the president of the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers board of directors.
The director of research and development for Timken Belts served a two-year term and will be succeeded by Tim Jarvis, director of manufacturing for ContiTech A.G. in North America. Bowman has worked with ARPM since its formation and will continue to serve on the board as past president.
"It has been my honor to serve as the Board's president for these past two years," Bowman said in Jan. 6 ARPM news release. "I couldn't be more proud of the progress ARPM has made since 2010. This progress wouldn't have been possible without the commitment of the ARPM staff and other Board members to make the association a source of expertise, value and networking for those engaged in the manufacturing of rubber products in North America. The future is bright for the organization and its members."
Charlie Braun, Custom Rubber Corp. president who previously served as president of ARPM, said Bowman did an excellent job building on ARPM's momentum. He added that Bowman set a great example for the rest of the board with his level of commitment and participation.
Like Bowman, Braun still serves as a member of the board of directors.
ARPM said the remaining officers of the association include Chemspec's Chris Wagner, who serves as treasurer, and Ice Miller L.L.P.'s Joe Keglewitsch, who serves as secretary. The association was established in 2010 and is managed by rubber business leaders, consisting of more than 80 members.