DAN MCARDLE, VERTICAL MARKET MANAGER, TRANSPORTATION. MINNESOTA RUBBER AND PLASTICS
As automobile engines become smaller and lighter, and passenger car interiors grow quieter, mitigation of engine NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) is a key concern for OEMs. “Rubberized” engine sprockets (crank, cam and timing sprockets) are a solution that OEMs are implementing in order to dampen chain noise and reduce the chain drive’s contribution to engine NVH. Minnesota Rubber & Plastics provides an over-molded sprocket (rubber-on-metal) solution that can survive the substantial durability and compatibility requirements of automotive engine components.
As Market Director for Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, Dan McArdle leads global growth initiatives in the transportation market for key OEMs and Tier 1 customers. Prior to his tenure at Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Dan McArdle worked in multiple Technical and Commercial roles for both Harley-Davidson and Parker-Hannifin.