GREENSBURG, Pa. (July 26, 2002) — Donald D. Mateer, chairman, CEO and president of Greensburg-based specialty tire and industrial products maker Polymer Enterprises Inc., died July 25. He was 75.
Mr. Mateer was first elected president of the company — the parent of Indiana, Pa.-based Specialty Tires of America Inc. — in 1982. He led the firm from "technical insolvency to be one of the most successful companies in the U.S. rubber industry," a Polymer Enterprises release said.
"To Polymer's shareholders, management and employees, Don was a leader, mentor and friend. He will be missed by all of us," the statement said.