Alumni of Merit Winner
Gregory P. Evans
Greg Evans is the President of Indium Corporation.
He joined the company in 1981 as an applications engineer and has served numerous roles throughout his career. Greg’s initial responsibilities were with technical customer service, and product & process development. He quickly earned the role of Product Manager at the company’s Electronics Chemicals Division where he oversaw the development and global marketing of a successful line of surface mount technology electronics assembly materials. He was rewarded for this success with an appointment to Director of the division.
After continued successes, Greg was promoted, in 1989, to Vice President of Corporate Manufacturing and Sales. In this role he was responsible for global corporate quality, materials, manufacturing, product development, engineering, and sales. This led to his rising to the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in 1992 where he assumed increased responsibility for marketing, resource development, and finance.
In 1996 Greg was appointed to his current role as President of Indium Corporation. In this role he oversees the company’s global activities, including ~700 employees, 11 manufacturing facilities, and numerous field offices.
Greg is a constant driver for expansion into new industries. Under his leadership, the Indium Corporation penetrated several new markets such as thermal interface materials, semiconductor packaging, and photovoltaic solar. This helped the company ride the crest of emerging markets, as well as to weather economic fluctuations of the more volatile consumer electronics market. Indium Corporation’s ventures into these new industries have spawned numerous new products, many of which have been recognized with awards for technological vision and innovation, including the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award and the Frost & Sullivan Award, which was presented to the company four separate times for product excellence and technological progress. Numerous accolades and awards were also garnered from customers and industry associations.
Greg’s management style has made the Indium Corporation a workplace of choice for many, worldwide. Several years ago he introduced The Indium Way, which captured Indium’s culture of respect, appreciation, and achievement. This culture has created an environment in which employees are valued members of the team, regardless of their job title, position, or rank in the organization. Greg lives The Indium Way every day, and his influence is felt throughout the entire organization.
Greg’s influence is apparent in many other ways – from introducing lean manufacturing to his promotion of professional certifications and training programs. He participates in employee charities and special events, and goes out of his way to stay connected with coworkers at every level of the organization. As stated by one of his managers, “Greg encourages us to remember that people make our organization successful, and reminds us to know those people, to care for those people, and to help each other succeed, personally and professionally.”
Greg is a founding member of the SMTA (Surface Mount Technology Association), an international organization for engineers and individuals affiliated with electronics assembly. He was recognized in 2005 by the SMTA for his 20 years of leadership and support of that organization. He is also an active member of the World Presidents Organization (WPO), Empire Chapter.
Greg has served on various civic organizations including: Utica Zoological Society and the Board of Directors for the Clinton School Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Elizabeth Medical Center and is a seven-year rider with the Ride for Missing Children. In 2009, he was presented with the Follow the Leaders award by Leadership Mohawk Valley.
Greg has an A.S. degree in Engineering Science from Mohawk Valley Community College, a B.Sc. (cum laude) in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology, and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He enjoys fly fishing, running, soccer, skiing, golfing, camping, hiking, and family activities with his wife, Denyse, and his children, Nicole and Christopher.
Fri, May 16 at 4:00 p.m
Utica Memorial Aud.
400 Oriskany Street West
Utica, NY 13502