FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 1, 2015

Elite Elastomers continues investment in Research and Development

Ripley, MS, November 1, 2015. Locally owned Elite Elastomers announced today the addition of Ginger Plunkett to the company’s senior staff. Ms. Plunkett will be assuming the position of Technical Director for Elite effective November 1, 2015.

Steve Glidewell President and CEO said, “Ginger’s technical skill coupled with her customer focused approach uniquely equips her to manage Elite’s “Solutions Based” approach to materials development and management.”

Ms. Plunkett comes from Freudenberg-NOK, where she was intimately involved in the creation of new products and managed all aspects of project life span’s beginning with design and testing, production trials and product approval. Mr. Glidewell added, “Ginger provides a great asset with her ability to manage both internal and external customer relationships through her motivational leadership style.”

Elite Elastomers has strategically moved from a custom rubber compounder and mixer, to an applications bases solution provider for selected niche markets including oil and gas, food packaging and automotive. They provide a turnkey solution to niche markets that includes research and development, testing and proof of performance, through product manufacturing.