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Zielasko, Dave
July 2009
Rubber & Plastics News;7/13/2009, Vol. 38 Issue 25, p4
Trade Publication
In this article, Hidde Smit, secretary-general of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) tells about his association with the IRSG and his plans for the future. Smit, an economist by training and a former university research professor, is planning to perform analytical studies, forecast and offer training and seminars to companies interested in the world's rubber markets as a consultant after his retirement. He has been associated with the rubber industry from 1970s.


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