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ARPM Young Professionals Network

ARPM's Young Professionals Network is dedicated to bringing together the innovative, creative and dedicated young professionals from across all ARPM member companies. The Young Professionals Network is composed of up-and-coming leaders from all over the country and in all areas of business. The YP Network hosts events year-round that are exclusively for these young professionals in the rubber industry. Events focus on networking, leadership skills, benchmarking and creating important, lasting connections in the ARPM association. Interested in learning more? E-mail or attend an upcoming event! 

To stay informed about events, be sure to sign up to be part of the Young Professionals Network here.

Upcoming events can be found on the events page! 

  • Current Programs
    • Virtual Ignition: Lighting your Path to Leadership
      • During these monthly workshops, we will host a series of webinars and peer exchanges where attendees will explore how to lead through an environment of change and uncertainty. Our first session will be presented by Alex Hoffer, who will share insights into the three most critical areas that need to be focused on during times of uncertainty: work, home, and self.
    • YP Cohorts
      • This 16-week program allows you to make your career, growth, and future a top priority. You'll spend 30-45 minutes every two weeks on a video call with a driven, intelligent, and supportive group of ARPM Young Professionals along with YP's from the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors.
    • ARPM Book Club
      • Focusing on Communication and Influence, the ARPM YP Network's Book Club, in collaboration with MAPP YP's, will use a book of their choosing to improve their communication skills and develop as leaders. They will grow personally and professionally, all while creating a real impact on their organizations.

Members of ARPM’S YP Network:

  • Organize at least one event for ARPM or ARPM’s YP Network
  • Participate in networking, leadership and development opportunities
  • Have the opportunity to sit on a committee
  • Gain access to industry mentors
  • Have a special pre-conference session at the annual Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference
  • Network with other like-minded young professionals


The ARPM’s YP Network will be led by a committee comprised of YP members. Committee meetings are held quarterly at either in-person events or virtual conference calls. Committees will be formed on an as-needed basis and may contain an unlimited number of members.  These individuals volunteer their time and talents to help create a network that services young professionals and the rubber industry! 


Membership is open to any under-45 young professional from a current ARPM member company that is interested in ARPM’s mission of uniting individuals and companies, understanding and sharing best practices, networking and building relationships, and furthering the rubber industry.

To start the process, interested parties should complete the following online application: ARPM Young Professionals Advisory Network

If you have additional questions, reach out to Letha Keslar at