Chattanooga, TN (May 26, 2010) - Edward Gomberg was recently honored with a proclamation from the City of Chattanooga and Mayor Ron Littlefield. Pathway Polymers was instrumental in having the city recognize Mr. Gomberg’s contribution to the City of Chattanooga.
Mr. Littlefield’s office proclaimed September 12, 2009 Edward N. Gomberg Day. Such proclamations from the City honor distinguished individuals for dedicating their lives and talents to the Chattanooga community. Mr. Gomberg was honored for his invention, innovation, and management.
Mr. Gomberg, founder of Synair Corporation, was recognized for his 25 years of contributions. Gomberg served as Owner and President of Synair Corporation on Amnicola Highway from 1979 until his retirement in 2004.
The proclamation described Gomberg as a distinguished individual who provided committed service to the City of Chattanooga and his employees. The proclamation further recognized Mr. Gomberg’s achievements as a community leader, mentor and friend to his employees and the City in general.
Mr. Gomberg, a self-described problem solver, holds eight patents. “Wherever I worked I always invented something,” the 91 year-old recalled. His patents include items still manufactured by Pathway Polymers, including tire fill, tire liner, adhesives for urethane tread and high-pressure sealants.
In November, Dr. Ahmed Zurkiya, Executive Vice President, Research and Development for Pathway Polymers traveled to Mr. Gomberg’s home in California to hand deliver the framed proclamation. Mr. Gomberg said he was “quite amazed” when Dr. Zurkiya arrived at his home. He was also more than a little surprised. “I didn’t know what to say. It was above the call of duty, but I was pleased someone had taken the consideration to do that.”