Terry Chapin received his B.S. from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio in June 1980. He majored in mechanical engineering and minored in math and civil engineering.
After 33 years, he retired from Delphi as a senior materials engineer, working primarily in the area of silicones, elastomer parts and foam products development. He was previously 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. He is now working for himself as a consultant and instructor. His new company is Elastomeister, and his position is Rubber Technologist.
Terry has been involved in the rubber industry for more than 30 years, working with rubber companies all over the world. 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 more than 25 years.