Terry Chapin is the President and Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister, based in Fort Pierce, FL. His work includes rubber consulting, training and teaching. He received his B.S.in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio in 1980.
He previously worked for 33 years at Delphi, now Aptiv, as a senior materials engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials and material development. He was previously a Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader at Delphi, after working as a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds at the Delphi Packard Division for more than 20 years.
Terry has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. He has held previous engineering positions at Paxson Machine Company, EMCO Wheaton and Commercial Shearing. He holds two U.S. patents. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.