Evans Adhesive Acquires Innovative Industry Expert to Lead R & D and Laboratory Services

Evans Adhesive Acquires Innovative Industry Expert to Lead R & D and Laboratory Services

Jeff Swoboda brings to Evans substantial adhesive experience, including Project Management, New Product Introduction, R & D, and application knowledge

Jeff SwobodaCOLUMBUS, Ohio, June 22, 2015 – Evans Adhesive Corporation, a business specializing in the manufacture of industrial adhesives, today announced the hiring of its new Director of R & D and Laboratory Services, Jeff Swoboda.

Working out of the Columbus, Ohio headquarters, Mr. Swoboda will lead Evans’ experienced lab staff in identifying customer-driven innovations, prioritizing next generation solutions, increasing growth of existing offerings, and reviewing processes for change opportunities.

Mr. Swoboda comes to Evans with over 30 years of adhesive industry experience, including management roles in Customer Service, Business Development, and most recently as Global Marketing Project Management and New Product Introduction, where his focus was on connecting customers’ needs with global and market trends for smarter, faster, and better adhesive solutions. Mr. Swoboda also has a solid background in sustainability, and will help direct Evans’ sustainability efforts.

Rusty Thompson, President and CEO of Evans Adhesive, comments, “Jeff brings the kind of innovative leadership we’re ready for in our R & D efforts. Our entire lab staff looks forward to growing under Jeff’s leadership, and I’m confident our customers will benefit greatly from his contributions.”

Mr. Swoboda adds, “I am thankful to have the opportunity to use my experience from a long career in adhesives with the team of adhesive experts at Evans. Finding new ways to solve customer challenges is always exciting, and I know the Evans team is ready to take their products and solutions to a whole new level.”

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, now serves as ASC’s Past Board Chairman. Evans is also a member of the Composite Can & Tube Institute ™ and the Drywall Finishing Council.