Elgin, IL (PRWEB) June 09, 2014
Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide, a leading global manufacturer of packaging and converting hot melt and water-based adhesives and the longest continuously operating adhesives manufacturer in the world, announces the appointment of Tom Rolando to Chief Operating and Technical Officer. He recently served as Wisdom’s Chief Technical Officer.
In his role as Chief Operating and Technical Officer, Tom will combine his extensive technical adhesive industry knowledge with managing Wisdom’s day-to-day global operations and focus on production, global distribution channels, customer service and human resources. In addition, Tom will oversee the company’s new product and business technology efforts.
With over 25 years of experience in adhesives, coatings and sealants technologies, Tom has significantly added to Wisdom’s product line portfolio with innovative new products such as GreenBond Sustainable Adhesive product line and ClearBond hot melts as well as Wisdom’s latest metalocene-based hot melt, WIzAssure. Additionally, Tom spearheaded the Wisdom Total Quality Management (WTQM) and LSS-FAST business programs, which increased production and enhanced communication
“It is my pleasure to announce Tom’s promotion to Chief Operating and Technical Officer. Tom is an integral part of our global expansion efforts. His leadership skills, enthusiasm and knowledge of adhesive technologies for today’s packaging and converting applications are an embodiment of the Wisdom Way of doing business.” states Jeff Wisdom, CEO and fifth generation owner.
Prior to joining Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide, Tom Rolando ran H.B. Fuller’s Flexible Packaging Program in a dual role as Technical and Business Manager. He also has worked as Technical Director at both Akzo Nobel and Cargill. Tom Rolando holds a M.S. in Organic Polymer Chemistry from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND and a B.A. in Chemistry from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN.
As a global supplier of environmentally safe and compliant water-based and hot melt adhesives to industrial users, Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide manufactures water-based resins, dextrins, PSAs and acrylics; hot melt EVAs and metallocenes, PEs and PSAs; and protein adhesives and reactive products. Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide serves a wide range of industries, including packaging, converting, bookbinding, graphic arts, tissue and towel, product assembly, textiles and general purpose. Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide is known for responding to global customer needs faster – often with a 24-hour turnaround – than any other company in the industry, providing high-quality products and personalized service second to none.
Since 1875, Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide has been advancing the technology of adhesives. The company’s exceptional leadership has been headed by five consecutive generations of the Wisdom family, still exceeding the expectations of worldwide customers at an unparalleled pace. In this age of global entities, Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide stands out as a company of real people working person-to-person in order to respond to the needs of each and every industrial adhesives customer—and doing it fast.
For more information, call 847.841.7002 or visit http://www.wisdomadhesives.com. Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide is headquartered at 1575 Executive Drive, Elgin, IL 60123