Our Purpose

"...to provide a means of exchange of technical information, for the expression of experience and opinion, and for discussion of news of the industry between people interested in rubber, plastics, and associated industries. The aim of this organization shall be to accomplish this purpose by promoting educational, social, and recreational meetings for members in a friendly and interesting manner."


Scholarship Recipients

Seth Glasgow

Stephen Dickerson

Stephen is the recipient of the 2014 Fort Wayne Rubber Group Technical Scholarship.

Stephen will be attending Trine University.


Seth Glasgow

Seth Glasgow

Seth is the recipient of the 2013 and the 2014 Fort Wayne Rubber Group Technical Scholarship.

Seth lives in Stow, Ohio and is a 2012 graduate of Stow-Munroe Fall High School. Seth decided to continue his undergraduate study at The University of Akron and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in General Philosophy. He is a brother of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at The University of Akron and is currently holding dual roles on the committee of pledge education and recruitment within the fraternity. He is a hard-working, passionate and fun-loving person who looks forward to working within the areas of polymers and science in the future and will graduate college in May 2017.


Kath Hansen

Kath Hansen

Kath Hansen served key positions having developed an extensive portfolio in such industries as rubber seals and molding, automotive, aircraft, and filtration industries. Kath recently worked at Trostel as a Tooling and Process Manufacturing Engineer where she was responsible for managing specific projects, tooling vendors, developing processes as they related to the molding operations, making design recommendations, troubleshooting processes, guiding process technicians, and making recommendations. Prior to joining Trostel, Kath had over 12 years of experience working at Chicago Rawhide-SKF in a variety of engineering positions in such capacities as Product Engineer and Tool Designer.

In addition to her experience at Chicago Rawhide, Kath worked at Barnes International, a manufacturer of quality coolant filtration products, as an Associate Engineer working on the integration of AutoCAD engineering software throughout the company and developing an engineering drawing directory. While working in the aircraft industry, she worked with Woodward Aircraft Engine Systems, where she designed aircraft engine fuel delivery system assemblies.

She has an extensive and diverse educational background and is adding a BS in technical management while maintaining a 4.0 GPA at DeVry University. She is now attending DeVry full time while she is seeking a new position within the industry. She is also the mother of two teenage sons, and is an honorable veteran, having served during the Pershing Gulf Era. She is an active member of the Women of Today’s Manufacturing organization. WOTM-Rockford is devoted to raising awareness in manufacturing and is devoted to scholarship.


Kayla Diederich

Kayla Diedeich

Kayla is attending Armada High School, and will be attending Michigan State University.

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