John Dick has more than 39 years of experience in the rubber industry. He was with BF Goodrich and later Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co. as a section manager and development scientist in R&D until 1991, when he joined Monsanto’s Rubber Instruments Group (now Alpha Technologies) as a senior scientist in applications.
John has authored more than 80 journal and magazine publications, including four books on rubber technology. He has consulted, presented technical papers or given seminars in more than 38 countries. Some of John’s publications have been translated into eight languages. He received the Monsanto Master Technical Service Award, the ACS Rubber Division “Best Paper Award,” and the University of Akron and University of Wisconsin Appreciation Awards for teaching rubber compounding and testing courses in their continuing education programs. He is a fellow in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and received the Award of Merit in 1990 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2005.
He has also represented the United States as a delegate to the International Standards Organization (ISO) for the last 30 years, and was appointed in 1992 to be Leader of the U.S.A. Delegation to ISO TC-45 on Rubber.
John teaches ten rubber technology courses in the University of Akron and the University of Wisconsin continuing education departments. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Society of Rheology, and ASQ with a CQE and CQA. He is also a representative to the RMA, and has Recognition in Who’s Who in America.
John received his B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and M.A. from the University of Akron. He is married with a son and a daughter, and his hobbies include photography and amateur radio.