AKRON—Rubber industry veteran John Long has been named an American Chemical Society Fellow, the first person from the ACS Rubber Division to earn such a distinction.
Long began his career by working for 29 years at B.F. Goodrich and later Uniroyal Goodrich in tire research and development, U.S. technical staff, international plant technical staff and international support. He then spent the next 16 years working for DSM Copolymer/Lion Copolymer.
Upon retiring from there in 2009, he started his own company, JM Long Rubber Consultants L.L.C., and still is an active consultant in the rubber industry.
He has been active in the ACS Rubber Division since 1966, serving in numerous positions, including Akron Rubber Group chairman, councilor, member of the Divisional Activities Committee, macromolecular secretariat secretary general, member of the Meetings & Expositions Committee, and the chair of the division in 1995.
Long currently holds positions as U.S. delegate to the International Rubber Conference Committee, president of Intersociety Polymer Education Council Board and as a member on various ASTM International committees. He received the Rubber Division's Distinguished Service Award in 2016.
The ACS Fellows Program recognizes members of ACS for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and service to the organization.
The ACS named 51 fellows this year. They will be honored at the society's fall national meeting in Boston this month.