Profiles of the inaugural class members of Rubber & Plastics News' Women in Tire & Rubber will appear daily through Aug. 21. Edited profiles of the entire class were published in the July 27 issue of RPN.
Tina K. Darnell
Senior Manager Product Support
Collins Aerospace/Raytheon Technologies
Location: Uniontown, Ohio
Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, N.C. - BS
Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind. - MBA
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, - Six Sigma Black Belt
I have over 20 years' experience in the rubber and plastics industry as a Tier 1 and 2 supplier to various market segments, including: aerospace, automotive sealing, noise and vibration control, tires, retreading, chemical manufacturing, and custom mixing. I have held positions of increasing responsibility to include leadership roles in technical sales, materials/product engineering, research and development, quality and operations.
Associations you belong to or actively participate in:
I have been active representing and supporting the ACS Rubber Division and the local rubber groups throughout my career. I served on the Fort Wayne Rubber and Plastics Group board as President, Ohio Rubber Group as Technical Program Chair and Area Director. I am currently serving as a board member of the Rubber Division Steering and Executive Committee, while holding the position of Director's Representative. Last year, I was one of the panelists for the first Women's Conference (WORD) at the International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.