RMA Promotes Five

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Dan Zielinski
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WASHINGTON, D.C.October 16, 2007 - The Rubber Manufacturers Association today announced promotions for five staff persons.

Tracey Norberg is promoted to senior vice president, environment and resource recovery and deputy general counsel. Ms. Norberg has been at RMA since 1997. Her responsibilities include management and oversight of the organization’s policy efforts on tire rolling resistance, scrap tire management and other environmental issues.

Daniel Zielinski is promoted to senior vice president, public affairs. Mr. Zielinski started at RMA in 2000. He serves as RMA’s federal legislative lobbyist, supervises the association’s government affairs and media relations efforts and oversees RMA’s Be Tire Smart – Play Your PART tire care education program.

Michael Blumenthal is promoted to vice president, environment and resource recovery. He has been at RMA since 1990 and manages RMA’s efforts on scrap tire issues. In particular, Mr. Blumenthal is active in market development efforts, initiates and implements educational conferences for industry and government participants and provides technical expertise for legislative and regulatory issues and programs.

Christian Gullott is promoted to vice president, state government affairs. Mr. Gullott joined RMA in 2005 and is responsible for RMA’s state executive branch and legislative advocacy efforts.

Daniel Mustico is promoted to vice president, Elastomer Products Group (EPG). Mr. Mustico has been at RMA since 1989. Mr. Mustico is responsible for the membership and programs of EPG, which represents manufacturers of elastomeric engineered products (non-tire) and their suppliers.

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The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for the rubber products industry. Its members include companies that manufacture various rubber products, including tires, hoses, belts, seals, molded goods, and other finished rubber products. RMA members employ over 120,000 workers and account for more than $21 billion in annual sales.

RMA Cohosts the 3rd Conference on Rubber Modified Asphalt

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Dan Zielinski
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dzielinski@rma.org

WASHINGTON, D.C.May 14, 2007 - The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), along with the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society and the Rubber Pavements Association recently held the 3rd conference on rubber modified asphalt. This event was held at the Radisson Hotel in Akron, Ohio on May 3 & 4, 2007.

“The focus of this conference is to attract and engage the asphalt and asphalt modifier producers” stated Michael Blumenthal, Senior technical Director of the RMA. “It is our contention that unless the asphalt industry fully understands the benefits of using modified asphalt, they will remain hesitant in adapting to this technology. This conference allows this important audience to hear about the changes in the industry, about state and federal programs that impact their industry, and provides an excellent networking opportunity found at no other conference” Blumenthal added.

The 3rd Rubber Modified Asphalt conference featured insightful presentations on the market conditions of asphalt production, production of ground rubber, quiet pavements, the recycling of rubber modified asphalt and the environmental considerations of leachate from asphalt and rubber.

“We are greatly pleased to be part of this innovative and informative venue” Blumenthal said. “The dynamics of having three major trade associations, each with their respected expertise working together to a common goal is clearly a unique and effective manner to expand the markets and understanding for rubber modified asphalt”

The Rubber Modified Asphalt conference is offered on a biannual basis. The next conference is scheduled for 2009 in Akron, Ohio and will be part of the Rubber Division’s 100th anniversary celebration.

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The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for the rubber products industry. Its members include companies that manufacture various rubber products, including tires, hoses, belts, seals, molded goods, and other finished rubber products. RMA members employ over 120,000 workers and account for more than $21 billion in annual sales.