Bob Evans Becomes Freudenberg North America President and Freudenberg Group Regional Representative

Jan 12, 2015, 11:00 ET from Freudenberg North America

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Evans has been appointed the Freudenberg North America LP president and the Group's regional representative effective January 1, 2015. With this appointment, Evans also becomes the member of Freudenberg's Global Executive Team (GET), representing the North American region. In his new position, Evans reports directly to the Freudenberg Board of Management.

As president of Freudenberg North America LP, Evans heads the Regional Corporate Center, a team of functional specialists who provide services and guidance to all Freudenberg businesses with operations in North America. As the regional representative, he is responsible for representing the Freudenberg Group's interests in the region while working on cross-divisional cooperation of all Freudenberg entities in the region. At the same time, Evans continues his current responsibilities as the Group's General Counsel for the region.

"Bob's experience both before and during his tenure at Freudenberg has made him an ideal candidate for the new and expanded responsibilities. He is ideally suited to support Freudenberg's strategic growth in the region," said Dr. Tilman Krauch, member of the Freudenberg Board of Management.

Bob joined the Freudenberg Group in August 2003 as general counsel of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies. In 2010, he became Freudenberg Group legal counsel for the Americas. Prior to Freudenberg, Bob worked in the legal departments of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation and NCR Corporation, and with the law firm of Ice Miller.

Evans carries a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences from Purdue University and a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University.

In his new position, Bob succeeds Leesa Smith who was recently appointed to the position of the chief financial officer in the Americas for Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions, the Freudenberg Group's consumer business.

About the Freudenberg Group: The Freudenberg Group is a family company offering its customers technically challenging product solutions and services. The Group develops and manufactures seals, vibration control components, filters, nonwovens, products for surface treatment, release agents and specialty lubricants, medical and mechatronic products. Especially for mid-size companies Freudenberg develops software solutions and IT services. The end-user can find modern mechanical household cleaning products from Freudenberg in the shops under the brand names of vileda®, O-Cedar®, Wettex®, Gala® and SWASH®. The Freudenberg Group employed about 40,000 people in about 60 countries and generated sales of more than €6.6 billion in 2013 (including pro-rata consolidation of our 50:50 joint ventures). For further information, please go to

About Freudenberg in North America: Freudenberg North America Limited Partnership is the North American holding company for Freudenberg & Co. of Weinheim, Germany that owns a family of companies which operate 15 unique businesses at 86 locations in North America. Together, these companies provide innovative products and solutions to customers in industries ranging from automotive, aerospace, and medical to chemical, oil and gas, and construction. For further information, please visit

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