Roger A. Champlin

Senior Consultant / Cleveland

Background

Mr. Champlin is a Chemical Engineering graduate of the University of Dayton with extensive industry experience in tires and rubber-related products and processes. He worked for 39 years at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. During that time had assignments in all major divisions of the company. These areas included Research, Chemical Division, Engineered Products, Tire Development and the Race Tire Manufacturing Division at the Akron Technical Center.

Mr. Champlin's experience and industry knowledge covers over 45 years in the areas of reinforcement materials development, compounding, rubber testing, tire design, tire production industrialization, engineering management and budget control. His areas of expertise also include the managing of race tire production and implementing quality control measures to reduce the failure rate of racing tires in the field. Mr. Champlin has extensive experience in the area of calendering reinforcements for tire components. He was responsible for the testing and release of all reinforced components used in the manufacture of Goodyear racing tires for over 17 years at the Akron production plant.

Representative Engagements

  • Tire Failure Analysis
  • Product Liability Analysis
  • Industrial Process Engineering
  • Chemical Compound Analysis
  • Tire Design & Manufacturing Analysis

Education

  • BS Chemical Engineering, University of Dayton
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)