Manchester College honored Charles Chaffee, of Churubusco, an alumni. Photographed with Chaffee are the other honorees. Left to right, Dustin Brown, Ding-Jo Currie, Ken Metzger, Gary Montel, Rachel Kurtz class of â€˜74, accepting for Sarah Kurtz, Charles Chaffee and Jerry Brand.
N. MANCHESTER â€” 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 Collegeâ€™s latest Alumni Honor Award recipients
Among 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 Detroit
Chaffee, of Churubusco, is the co-founder and CEO of BRC and was named the 2010 Rubber Industry Executive of the Year.