Freudenberg North America names new president

Evans, who reports directly to the Freudenberg board of management, becomes the member of Freudenberg’s Global Executive Team (GET) representing the North America region.

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, Evans will be responsible for representing the Freudenberg Group’s interests in the North America region while working on cross-divisional cooperation of all Freudenberg operations in the region. Evans also 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, a member of the Freudenberg board of management.

Evans joined the Freudenberg Group in 2003 as general counsel of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies. In 2010, he became Freudenberg Group legal counsel for the Americas. Prior to Freudenberg, Evans worked in the legal departments of the Kimberly-Clark Corp and NCR Corp.

Evans succeeds Leesa Smith who was recently appointed chief financial officer in the Americas for Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions, the Freudenberg Group’s consumer business.