Lehigh Technologies, a specialty materials company that produces micronized rubber powders, named Glenn Denstaedt technical director for the company’s tire and industrial rubber division. Denstaedt’s 20-plus years of experience in rubber compounding and materials development will support Lehigh’s expansion of micronized rubber powder into the national and international tire and rubber markets, according to the company.
“Glenn not only has strong technical expertise working with rubber compounds, but also proven business management experience working with some of the giants of our industry,” said Alan Barton, CEO of Lehigh. “His dynamic background will be instrumental in helping Lehigh continue its strong growth delivering low-cost, high-performance micronized rubber powder to the tire and rubber markets.”
Prior to joining Lehigh, Denstaedt had senior roles in a range of specialty chemicals and performance materials companies. Denstaedt was most recently at Maxxis International, where he served as section head, materials and testing development, investigating the properties of rubber compounds used in tires. Previously, he was at Cabot Corp., where he provided technical service for carbon blacks for the tire market. Denstaedt was also senior development engineer at Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., where he developed rubber compounds for passenger tires.