My grandfather repaired watches. When he died, he left his tools, watches, and parts to my father. At an early age, I wanted to understand how watches worked. I would tear them apart and put them back together. In many cases, the repair actually resulted in a working watch. I was about seven or eight years old, and this early success was very exciting to me.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Youngstown State in 1966. After graduating, I received a biochemistry fellowship at Michigan State, but soon decided I needed a break from college and decided to hire into Goodyear. During my early years at Goodyear, I had my own lab equipped with test equipment for polymer evaluation. Our test labs conducted the tests to evaluate compounds. I was very impatient for results; sometimes, I went to the test lab to receive the data sooner. They would allow me to run the tests myself. The knowledge I gained from conducting my own compound testing provided insight into compound behavior that has continued to affect my decisions about compound test results today.
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Volume 60, Issue 3, May-June 2017