AKRON—The deadline is Nov. 2 to nominate a candidate for the 2018 Rubber & Plastics News Rubber Industry Executive of the Year award.
The award goes to an executive in the North American rubber product industry who has been instrumental in the success of his or her company, or helped further the industry. The one caveat is that the executive must be from a manufacturer of finished rubber goods (including urethanes and TPEs). Suppliers to the industry aren't eligible, but can nominate a manufacturer who is.
There are several ways to submit your nomination. You can fill out the online submission form, or email RPN News Editor Chris Sweeney the candidate's name, where he or she works, job title and why you believe the person deserves the honor.
You also can mail it to Chris at 1725 Merriman Road, Suite 300, Akron, OH, 44313.
Please send enough documentation for us to get a good read on the nominee's qualifications, and provide your contact information if we have further questions.
The RPN editorial staff determines the winner, who will be announced in our Dec. 10 issue.
Rick Valeriote, chief operating officer of Poly-Nova Technologies L.P., was the 2017 recipient.