ALUMNI HONORS: Manchester College honors BRC executive, alumni

N. MANCHESTER — Manchester College honored alumni leaders in science, industry and education.Molecular biologist, rubber and plastics industry executive, national education leader, internationally lauded solar energy scientist, and two whose enthusiastic service to their alma mater spans decades were all the Manchester College’s latest Alumni Honor Award recipientsAmong those honorees was Charles Chaffee, class of 1964.Chaffee heads BRC Rubber & Plastics Inc., which designs, tests and manufactures rubber and plastic parts, mostly for the automobile industry, including General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. BRC has Indiana plants in Churubusco, Bluffton, Ligonier, Montpelier and Hartford City as well as a sales and engineering office near DetroitChaffee, of Churubusco, is the co-founder and CEO of BRC and was named the 2010 Rubber Industry Executive of the Year.