Tensar promotes Robert Vevoda to COO
Tina Grady Barbaccia | January 4, 2012
Tensar Corp. has promoted Robert Vevoda to chief operating officer (COO) of the geosynthetic soil reinforcement and stabilization company.
In this new position, Vevoda will be responsible for global manufacturing operations in addition to heading up commercial operations as president of Tensar International Corp.
“With Bob’s [Vevoda's] experience and successes during his tenure with Tensar, I am very pleased to announce his promotion to chief operating officer,” said Don Meltzer, CEO of Tensar Corp., said in a written press statement. “As COO, he adds global manufacturing operations to his responsibilities which include product development, market expansion, industry partnerships, revenue growth and profitability of our geogrid products, grade separation systems, erosion control and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) business areas.”
Vevoda joined Tensar as vice president of marketing in 1995; following a series of promotions, he served as president and managing director. Prior to Tensar, Vevoda held several senior management positions, at General Electric, as well as regional sales positions at Owens Corning.
“Tensar is a great company with a strong market leadership position,” Vevoda said. “With the recent strategic moves, new product introductions and the announced additional capacity expansion, Tensar is well positioned for future growth.
“It is very satisfying to have the additional responsibility for manufacturing operations,” Vevoda said. “The combination of our global manufacturing capability with five geographically centered manufacturing facilities around the world and the ever-expanding global commercial operation has positioned Tensar as the market leader. It is my intention with the strong team we have to continue to build on that as we seek further growth.”
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