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 was founded in 1900 and is one of America’s leading manufacturers of industrial adhesives. With headquarters centrally located in Columbus, Ohio, and additional manufacturing facilities Rancho Cucamonga, California, we are situated to quickly meet the needs of most of the nation’s major industries.

Now that we are well into the 21st century, Evans Adhesive Corporation continues to prepare for ambitious growth and expansion. As we grow, we will continue our corporate commitment to service, quality, and performance by supplying adhesive products that work, and focusing on the needs of our customers. From our line of pressure-sensitive hot melts, polyamides, APAO, EVA packaging hot melts, various water-based adhesives, palletizing adhesives, and adhesives for the Graphic Arts and Outdoor Advertising Industries, Evans can supply all of your adhesive requirements now and in the future.