Lehigh adds to tire and industrial rubber team

Lehigh Technologies has added David R. O’Brien as a major account manager for the tire and industrial rubber team.

O’Brien joins the existing team of Kedar Murthy, vice president and general manager, and Frank Papp, technical manager and accomplished rubber chemist.

O’Brien has a 30 year history within the rubber industry, with an expertise in high value plasticisers, rubber lubricants, chemical dispersions and custom-mixed rubber compounds. A well-known industry insider by tire and industrial rubber manufacturers, O’Brien has served as chairman of the Southern Rubber Group. He also held the position of chair of the American Chemical Society’s Rubber Division and is currently on its Steering Committee.