PITTSBURGH—As the 2021 International Elastomer Conference entered its final day of festivities on Oct. 7, the ACS Rubber Division recognized the faces behind the name for their commitment to the industry.
Kimberly Dempsey-Miller, 2021 chair of the division, welcomed attendees to the Awards Breakfast in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. She thanked the attendees for their support and took a moment to celebrate the success of this year's event.
"The keynote speaker rocked our reality," she said, "and we retired our avatars to fill the expo floor with—get this—real people."
Honorees included Service Award winners, long-time members of the Rubber Division, past chairs and scholarship award winners.
This marks the first year that the awards were given during a morning breakfast event. In years past, the awards were given during a business meeting that marked the conclusion of the IEC.