Jason T. Poulton
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory
Senior Technical Advisor
Jason earned a BS in Chemistry from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D in Chemistry from Indiana University.  Jason adds 27 years of experience in the rubber industry to the ARDL team.  He has held R&D and management roles at Ansell Healthcare and Bridgestone Americas.  Jason’s experience includes compounding and production of synthetic and natural latex products, basic polymer research/scale up/plant support, materials research, technology planning, passenger/light truck tire development, compound development for passenger, light truck, truck/bus radial, agricultural and off road tires and laboratory testing/characterization of rubber materials.  He has also provided independent consulting services to the rubber and plastics industry on a variety of topics including industry trends, purchasing/raw material approval and future outlook for value added materials.  He is listed as co-inventor on 30 US patents and multiple foreign patents.  Jason supports reverse engineering and failure/forensic analysis for a variety of rubber and plastic products to serve the diverse needs of ARDL customers.