Charles Goodyear revolutionized the commercial rubber industry when he discovered vulcanization and filed patent U.S. 3633. The filing of this patent can be seen as a starting point for the modern tire industry.
Throughout history others built upon Goodyear’s discovery: Robert W. Thompson, John Boyd Dunlop, André and Édouard Michelin, Frank Seiberling, Harvey Firestone and more. Everyone who has worked in the tire industry over the years, whether in R&D, manufacturing or as a tire dealer has shaped the industry in some way. These individuals are members of an exclusive club – Club 3633.
In this section, Tire Review features the next generation leaders, members of Club 3633. These individuals are building on the success of those who’ve come before them and are leaving their own mark on their companies, communities and the industry.
Club 3633 Class of 2016