EverZinc Forms EverCare New Business Unit to Deliver Sustainable Protective Skincare & Packaging Solutions

– Accelerating market and productdevelopment of people-centric products
– Leveraging experiencedleadership, domain expertise and marketplace proximity
– Investing in new applicationlabs and services for enhanced customer experience   

Liege Belgium, January 3, 2019 – EverZinc, an OpenGate Capital portfolio company, the leading global provider of specialty zinc materials, today announced the formation of EverCare, a new California-based business unit established to accelerate the market and product development of people-centric, sustainable zinc-based skincare and extended shelf life packaging products. The Belgium-based company also announced that it tapped experienced industry leader Heather Naef-Owen to lead EverCare’s headquarters and application labs in Ventura, California.

“At EverZinc, we are committed to creating products that matter, so we formed EverCare with a singular focus: to get closer to over eighty percent of our customers, who happen to be in the U.S., in order to serve them better and faster,” said Vincent Dujardin, EverZinc’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are fortunate to have an experienced and respected industry leader of Heather’s caliber to lead this strategically important new business unit.”

Heather Naef-Owen brings to EverCare years of solid and diverse industry, business and product development leadership experience in personal care and life sciences products. She has worked for several leading companies, most recently as Director of Sales, Market Development and Innovation for consumer goods at Omya. In her new role, she will lead the global growth and expansion of EverCare.

“The formation of EverCare underscores our company-wide commitment to execute our key strategic growth opportunities in full alignment with our customers’ wishes and requirements,” said Vincent. “Over the past six months at EverZinc, we have taken decisive steps to future-proof our entire business by exploring rechargeable zinc-air solutions, creating new product preservation coatings and investing in new skincare products. While much remains to be done, we are very pleased with the speed and progress of our execution and results,” concluded Vincent.

EverCare invites all interested customers, resellers and suppliers to join its ecosystem by writing to evercareinfo@everzinc.com.

About EverZinc

EverZinc, an OpenGate Capital portfolio company, is committed to creating products that matter. The company is a global provider of specialty zinc materials, including fine zinc powders, zinc oxides, battery zinc powders and ultra-fine zinc oxide. EverZinc products are used in a wide variety of applications, including corrosion inhibiting paints, performance tires, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, glass, sunscreen, alkaline batteries, and other products. With manufacturing operations located in Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, China and Malaysia, EverZinc processes more than 180,000 tons of materials. Forty percent of those materials are recycled and refined at eight production sites to serve a growing global customer base.

Learn more at www.everzinc.com.

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