Kirk Bowman is the President Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM). Kirk Bowman has been named Director – Timken Belts, responsible for the overall strategic objectives and organizational success of the belt division. Timken Belts employs approximately 700 associates with manufacturing facilities located in Springfield, Missouri and Fort Scott, Kansas.
Created for the purpose of aiding rubber products manufacturing executives in leading more successful enterprises, ARPM’s core mission has been designed to provide waste reduction, benchmarking, networking, international management of product standards, and educational opportunities to its member executives. As the only national association for rubber products companies, ARPM members range in size from small manufacturing producers to multi-billion dollar conglomerates.
The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) was established in October of 2010 after elastomer products company executives belonging to the RMA mutually agreed that a stand-alone association was needed.
To be the association of choice for rubber products executives where members possess a strong camaraderie and a sense of sharing between one other; a camaraderie that understands the competitive nature that must exist between organizations but the willingness to provide help and assistance to those in need. ARPM navigates its members to future success.