Kevin Longe became President & CEO of Dynamic Materials Corporation (DMC) on March 1, 2013. He joined DMC as Chief Operating Officer in July 2012. He was previously a vice president and general manager of Sonoco’s $600 million Protective Packaging division, which provides custom-engineered packaging solutions and components for a broad range of end-use applications. Kevin also served as president of Sonoco’s ThermoSafe Brands business, a manufacturer of temperature assurance packaging for a variety of global medical and biotechnology markets. His duties included operational oversight of eight manufacturing centers in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Prior to joining Sonoco, Kevin spent six years with NYSE-listed Lydall, Inc., a provider of specialty engineered products for thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation applications. During his tenure with Lydall, Kevin served as president of three separate operating divisions. He also was senior vice president and corporate vice president of Nasdaq-listed Electro Scientific Industries, a supplier of capital equipment to the global semiconductor and electronics markets.
In addition, he spent eight years as corporate vice president and board member of Evapco, Inc., a provider of capital equipment to the commercial building, industrial process and refrigeration markets. Kevin was responsible for Evapco’s industrial process and refrigeration business. He has spent more than four years residing internationally, including in China.