In 1949, Jay Berwanger founded Jay Berwanger, Inc. a Manufacturers Sales Agency specializing in rubber, plastic and other elastomeric materials. Jay, a graduate of the University of Chicago in 1936, is the first recipient of the Heisman Trophy. Jay established a guiding philosophy, which we strongly hold to today, to create superior value for all customers and principals through dedicated service and by providing integrated solutions to customers' applications.