Univar Names Chief Human Resources Officer 03/04/2010
REDMOND, Wash. – March 04, 2010 – Univar, a leading global chemical distributor, has appointed Edward A. Evans as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Univar.
“Ed has global responsibility for ensuring that we have the people, as well as the people-related initiates and processes to drive sustainable, industry-leading growth and financial results,” said John J. Zillmer, Univar president and chief executive officer.
Evans joined Univar in January 2010 after serving as executive vice president and chief personnel officer at Allied Waste Industries, Inc. from 2005 through its merger with Republic Services in 2009. A Fortune 500 company and publicly traded on the NYSE, Allied was the second largest non-hazardous solid waste company in the US with 2008 sales in excess of $6.5 billion.
“This is a great time to be with Univar,” said Evans. “We have a proud history and a very exciting future, both of which are closely linked to our people.”
Prior to joining Allied Waste, Evans held operations and staff roles in both private and publicly traded, decentralized service organizations. His career began in operations with Saga Foodservice in the Northeast followed by field human resources roles in the South Central and Pacific Northwest regions of the US. He held HR support and vice president positions with Marriott Corporation in Washington, DC, and then corporate Human Resources senior vice president positions with ARAMARK Corporation, first in Philadelphia and then in Los Angeles. Evans returned to his hometown of Ithaca, NY, as the founding director of what is now the Cornell University School of Hotel Administrations Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship.
Evans earned his BS and MBA from Cornell University.