Founding President of Edgetech I.G. Named Rubber
Industry Executive of the Year
Edgetech I.G. has announced that its founding president Kevin E.
Gray has been named the Rubber & Plastics News 2006 Rubber Industry
Executive of the Year. According to a column by Edward Noga, the
publication's editor, Gray was an easy choice because he is a dynamic
leader in the rubber industry and is notably modest about his role
in running Edgetech's parent company, Lauren International.
"Kevin has been a true leader in the industry and was integral
to making Edgetech the technology leader that it is today," said
Mike Hovan, president, Edgetech I.G. "The employees of Edgetech
are very proud and would like to extend our sincere congratulations
and gratitude for Kevin's years of service and leadership."
In selecting the recipient of the Rubber Industry Executive of
the Year award, Rubber & Plastics News editors listed nomination
criteria, including leaders who: make their company standout in
the industry, achieve financial or other strategic goals, and foster
an effective workplace environment that gets employees involved
At 45 years old, Gray is a loyal employee of Lauren, having worked
for the company for more than 23 years and touched almost every
aspect of the company and its subsidiaries, including Lauren Manufacturing
and Edgetech IG Inc. Prior to his role as chief executive officer
of Lauren International, Gray served as chief operating officer
and president of Lauren Manufacturing and as president of Edgetech
Regarding this accomplishment, Gray said, "This is not my award,
it's an award that belongs to all employees of Lauren International,"
he said. "It's a wonderful honor to have my name attached to the
award, but this all really speaks to the dedication of our employees
and their ability to make Lauren a successful company."
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