Rubber compounding news

Preferred Rubber names Kenneth L. Bloom as president and CEO

July 13, 2006

Barberton, OH — Preferred Rubber today announced the appointment of Kenneth L. Bloom as president and CEO. Bloom is a former President of Associated Materials Incorporated (Siding, Windows and Metal Products Division). Timothy Eburne, current CEO and president, moves to Chairman of the company. Eburne is a partner in Watermill Ventures, of which Preferred is a portfolio company.

At AMI, Bloom played a key role in growing AMI sales from $432MM to $1.1 billion in just over four years, through both organic growth and acquisition. Prior to general management positions, Bloom held various positions in sales and manufacturing. His management style emphasizes employee involvement and a strong customer focus.

Bloom obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, followed by an MBA from […]

2018-10-05T17:26:54-04:00July 13th, 2006|

Preferred Rubber to Have One Name

Barberton, OH — Starting June 10, 2006, all locations of Preferred Rubber Compounding will be known by the same name. This means that locations of the former Associated Rubber Company, acquired on May 1, will now operate under the Preferred Rubber Compounding name.

This allows us to present just one united face to the marketplace, whether customers or suppliers. The Preferred name stands for a reputation that reflects our business philosophies and our methods of dealing with customers.

Preferred service means responsiveness. Preferred chemists are intended to be an extension of our best customers’ technical departments, with each chemist having assigned accounts. All Preferred sales reps are being equipped with the technology needed to easily keep in touch with customers, along with the support staff and systems […]

2018-10-05T17:29:26-04:00June 1st, 2006|

Preferred Compounding acquires Associated Rubber Compounding

May, 2006

BARBERTON, OH: Preferred Compounding today announced the acquisition of Associated Rubber Company of Tallapoosa, Georgia. The acquisition provides for continuing production at the Associated Rubber Company plants located in Tallapoosa and Fruithurst Alabama and Huntingdon, Tennessee.

“This acquisition is good for both companies,” said Tim Eburne, president of Preferred. “Through the combination, both customer sets benefit from significantly expanded geographic coverage, the expanded range of processing technologies and proprietary products.”

The combined companies now possess an expanded process offering that includes: tangential (both 4-Wing ST and 2-Wing) and intermeshing style internal mixers, tilt-mixers, straining, pelletizing, calendering, slitting, Littleford blending, mixing mills, and off-line blending and stripping. Customers will further benefit from the combined laboratory facilities with small batch mixing capabilities and the additional technical staff […]

2018-10-05T17:31:46-04:00May 10th, 2006|