Exhibitor Interview: Mike Tyrna, EPS Product Line Manager, Ellsworth Adhesives
Having a 10+ years’ experience selling adhesives and specialty chemicals in the industrial bonding market Mike Tyrna focused on hot melts, water-based adhesives, and thermoset materials in high speed manufacturing like furniture, automotive, packaging, and product assembly.
Please tell us about your current role. What are your key focus areas and responsibilities?
National product support to our internal sales force. Focused on large volume opportunities, vendor, and product line selection.
Which markets does Ellsworth Adhesives address and what are your expectations for the development of the adhesives & bonding industry?
Heavy in electronics, aerospace, medical, and automotive. With emerging markets in furniture, product assembly, building products, and packaging.
What new industry trends do you anticipate over the next few years?
We are seeing trends of vendor consolidations and inventory management.
What are your key opportunities at the moment, and what challenges do you have to face in 2020?
Right now is an exciting time at Ellsworth Adhesives with our push into non-traditional markets like home furniture, office furniture, lamination, and interior trim. We are seeing lot of opportunity to bring real value to a historical direct market place.
Can you tell us about any technical developments that you are working on at the moment, or what can we expect from Ellsworth Adhesives in the foreseeable future?
We are focused on using technology automation to save our customers time, money, and resources. We have developed a very technical and user-friendly way for our customers to manage their complex supply chains in real time. We call this our ePlus Inventory Management System.
What fascinates you about your role at Ellsworth Adhesives?
Being a leader and building a foundation for long-term success in non-traditional markets for Ellsworth Adhesives.
What products will you be featuring at Adhesives & Bonding Expo 2020 and what response are you expecting?
Our SystemTwo water base spray system. This will cater to to customers that rely on gravity feed water-based systems. The system is a safe and easy way to use water-based foam-to-foam adhesives and will save time and reduce risk.
What are you most looking forward to about the show this year?
The new “bonding” segment of the show and interacting with customers.
Ellsworth Adhesives will be exhibiting at Adhesives & Bonding Expo 2020 in Booth 1015.