Evans Adhesive Acquires New Dynamic Leader for Sales, Marketing & R&D Management

Evans Adhesive Acquires Dynamic Leader for Sales, Marketing & R&D Management

Aaron L. Garry brings Evans valuable experience in Food Packaging Adhesives, Strategic/National Accounts and Multi-Channel Distribution – significantly deepening Evans’ Executive Talent

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 10, 2014 – Evans Adhesive Corporation, a business specializing in the manufacture of industrial adhesives, today announced the hiring of its new Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Aaron Garry. Working out of the Columbus, Ohio headquarters, he will lead Evans’ national sales and R&D lab teams. Mr. Garry comes well suited for the challenge with over fifteen (15) years of sales/general management experience across a variety of industries, nine of which involved direct selling of industrial adhesives.

“Needless to say, we are extremely pleased to have Aaron join us in a key leadership capacity” stated Rusty Thompson, President and CEO of Evans Adhesive. He went on to say “Aaron’s broad management experience, technical knowledge, and forthright leadership style will make a major positive impact rather quickly.”

Mr. Garry’s previous roles included territory and strategic account sales for Henkel; supply chain consulting for CSC (supporting Pilgrim’s Pride and Duke Energy); and most recently (past six years) leading direct sales, strategic accounts, product management, and channel sales for Bizerba – a global leader in scale and inspection technology to the food and beverage industry. The channel function involved managing the sales and service of hot melt packaging adhesive products for the food industry. Functionally, Mr. Garry’s adhesive experience is diverse – covering case and carton sealing technologies, hot melt and water based bottle labeling, plus a wide array of food processing applications.

About Evans Adhesive
Evans Adhesive Corporation – a women owned business and certified Women’s Business Enterprise was founded in 1900 and incorporated in 1902 as The Commercial Paste Company. It has been in the Evans family since 1920 and is one of America’s leading manufacturers of industrial adhesives. With headquarters centrally located in Columbus Ohio, and additional manufacturing facilities in Rancho Cucamonga California, the company provides service on a national basis. Evans has a well-established reputation in the industry, with an emphasis on customer satisfaction, product quality and timely delivery. Its array of capabilities is broad and includes pressure-sensitive hot melts; polyamides; APAO; EVA packaging hot melts; various water-based, palletizing, and Graphic Arts as well as Outdoor Advertising adhesive applications. Evans is a member of Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), the leading industry member group that includes manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, plus industry suppliers, ranging from privately held companies to multi-national corporations. Rusty Thompson, Evans’ President and CEO, serves as ASC’s Board Chairman. Evans is also a member of the Composite Can & Tube Institute ™ and the Drywall Finishing Council.