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ExxonMobil Chemical’s Arthur J. Sullivan Earns Leadership Honor from Synthetic Rubber Industry Group

HOUSTON--ExxonMobil Chemical announced that Arthur J. Sullivan, global vice president of its Butyl Polymer business, will receive the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers’ (IISRP) prestigious General Award at the group’s annual meeting in New York City.

The award ceremony, set for Tuesday, May 12, will help mark the 50th anniversary of the IISRP, an international trade association whose corporate members produce more than 90 percent of the world’s supply of synthetic rubber. The IISRP meeting runs from May 11-14.

Sullivan is being honored for his contributions to the industry and to the continuing success of the IISRP. He became an IISRP director in 1998 and has served as the Americas Section President and as a member of the Finance, Pension and Audit Committee, the IISRP’s primary oversight body.

With a degree in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Sullivan began his career in the Polymer Laboratory of Exxon Research and Engineering Co. in 1968. He joined ExxonMobil Chemical in 1973 with a position in elastomer sales, and has since held a number of senior management positions. He also is a director of Japan Butyl Co. Ltd.

At the forefront of technology and innovation

ExxonMobil Chemical’s Butyl Polymers business has been at the forefront of technology and innovation in the rubber industry for more than 70 years after inventing and patenting butyl rubber in 1937. Today it is a world leader in butyl technology, services and products, and markets high-quality synthetic rubber polymers worldwide.

ExxonMobil Chemical is a technology-driven company that continues to push both process and product improvements to address the growth needs of the butyl rubber industry. The company recently conducted a successful pilot plant demonstration of next-generation butyl rubber that benefits from nanocomposite technology, with the goal of doubling the number of tire innerliner applications that can be served from existing halobutyl capacity. The company also is working with its customers to develop a new material for tire innerliners, Exxcore™ DVA resin, which sets the stage for lighter and more durable tires that hold air longer and help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

To find out more about ExxonMobil Chemical Butyl Polymers, visit BUTYL RUBBER.