Village People: Tom Dieschbourg

Monday, November 5, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Tom Dieschbourg, the president and CEO of Star Thermoplastics Alloys and Rubbers, Inc. in Broadview. | Facebook 

Tom Dieschbourg, the longtime president and CEO of Star Thermoplastics Alloys and Rubbers, Inc. in Broadview was recently named Loyola University Chicago’s Chemistry Alumnus of the Year.

According to a company statement announcing the honor, Star Thermpolastics develops “and compounds a broad range of custom thermoplastic elastomers and specialty alloys, creating materials optimized for applications that require durability, colorability, surface grip, ‘soft touch,’ or rubbery feel. The materials may be used as an affordable replacement for silicone, PVC, or natural rubber.”

The Alumnus of the Year award was presented to Dieschbourg at the annual Denkewalter Lecture on Oct. 11.

“Loyola University of Chicago helped me develop and hone critical problem-solving skills that have served me throughout my career,” said Dieschbourg. “More importantly, though, I have found ways of applying the combination of the art and science of those studies to the rest of my life.”

Dieschbourg founded Star Thermoplastics 25 years ago. He received a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from Loyola University Chicago in 1978. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry.

Dieschbourg was selected Alumnus of the Year by the faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in recognition of his accomplishments after graduating Loyola. VFP 

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