Toby Samples is a mechanical polymer engineer with a passion for polymers. Samples grew up in the rubber industry as the son of ARDL, Inc.'s founder, Bob Samples. As a child he remembers strolling through the lab: smelling, stretching, and chewing on rheometer buttons from the waste pile. Samples spent afterschool hours in the predictive testing department and gained an excitement for simulation of polymers at an early age. Today, he focuses on custom test procedures, custom test apparatus design and manufacture, data analysis automation, product validation testing, and product simulation. Samples most enjoys the collaborative problem solving element between him and the customer.
SPEAKER: Toby Samples, Staff Engineer, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory