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01/28/2022

Vancouver's Evanesce announces leadership changes

The sustainable packaging technology company is ramping up expansion
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Angela Rodenburgh and David Chaplin
Angela Rodenburgh and David Chaplin

Evanesce, a sustainable packaging technology company, is announcing changes to its leadership team, adding Angela Rodenburgh as the new global VP of marketing and promoting David Chaplin to director of operations for manufacturing, overseeing the company’s South Carolina and Nevada facilities. 

Headquartered in Vancouver, Evanesce designs, develops and manufactures sustainable packaging solutions that are certified compostable, commercially scalable and cost-competitive for manufacturers and foodservice operators, including grocery retailers. 

According to Evanesce founder and CEO Douglas Horne, these latest appointments demonstrate the company’s commitment to establishing world-class manufacturing and distribution operations for its patented Evanesce Molded Starch Technology and biopolymer plant-based food service single-use products. “We are delighted that professionals of Angela and David’s caliber have joined our organization, and they will play a key role in our rapid expansion offering patented, innovative technology that meets the highest standards of sustainable packaging alternatives.”  

Before joining Evanesce, Rodenburgh was VP of marketing for Redwood Plastics & Rubber with responsibility for marketing strategy, development, and execution.  She is a board member of SPE: Inspiring Plastics Professionals’ Injection Molding Division and was past chairman of the marketing committee for the International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD).

“The past two decades during which I’ve been in the plastics industry has led to this critical juncture, and I am proud to join a team that is built on the principles of a circular economy with products that are 100% compostable, and 100% plant-based," Rodenburgh said in a release.

Chaplin will oversee manufacturing at the South Carolina plant, as well as the 117,000 sq.-ft. facility now under construction in North Las Vegas. He said the company's “manufacturing operations would play a critical role in scaling up Evanesce’s patented technology.”  

In addition, Evanesce has relocated its Vancouver headquarters to larger offices at 1050 West Pender St, which will better accommodate the company’s planned expansion.  “Global packaging is a $1 trillion market, and food packaging represents about a third of the total, representing superb opportunities for growth and expansion,” said Horne.