IISRP to honour McGraw and Wouters
Houston, Texas - The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers, Inc. (IISRP) is to honour two of its leaders at its next annual general meeting (AGM) to be held in April 2016.
James McGraw, will receive General Award and Guy Wouters, retired from ExxonMobil, will receive the group’s Technical Award.
McGraw served the IISRP and the synthetic rubber industry for 40 years, both as a chair and active committee member while employed by American Synthetic Rubber Corp. (ASRC) and subsequently as both IISRP deputy and managing Director and CEO for over 17 years.
Wouters spent more than 20 years in the elastomers technology where he pioneered the development of EPDM silane grafting and then focused on the development of new EPDM rubber grades from bench scale to commercial production.
He also contributed significantly to product innovation with tailored molecular weight distribution.
Wouters is the inventor or co-inventor of over 20 patents, and has authored or co-authored sixteen scientific and technical papers.