ERJ staff report (TP)
Houston − The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) said in a press release it will honour two of its outstanding leaders at its next Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Yoshinori Yoshida, of JSR Corporation will be the recipient of the prestigious General Award and Dr. Claude Janin, retired from Michelin, will receive the coveted Technical Award. Both awards will be formally presented during IISRP’s 55th AGM in Kyoto, Japan the week of 19 May 2014.
“We return to Kyoto for our 55th AGM after having our last meeting there in 1983. It will be a great honour for me to present these awards to two outstanding contributors to the synthetic rubber industry and valuable supporters of the IISRP,” said James L. McGraw, Managing Director and CEO of the IISRP.
Yoshida is being recognised for his distinguished career at JSR Corporation, his contribution to the Japanese synthetic rubber industry and his influence in the Asian region. Since 2012 Yoshida has been very effective in his role as the Director, Executive Advisor of JSR.
Dr. Claude Janin received his PhD from the Institut de Catalyse à Lyon where he focused his research on the polymerisation and the properties of the ladder polyphenylsiloxane. He joined Michelin in 1972 performing research on polyurethane elastomers. From 1983-1992 he was responsible for the research, development and industrialisation of synthetic rubber.
The IISRP is an international not-for-profit trade association with over 50 corporate members, domiciled in 21 countries, who produce 80 percent of the world's supply of synthetic rubber. Incorporated in 1960 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Institute supports regional offices in Milan, Tokyo and Beijing.