Chief Operating and Technical Officer
As the Chief Operating and Technical Officer, Tom combines his technical adhesive industry knowledge with managing Wisdom’s day-to-day operations; production, distribution channels, customer service and human resources run smoothly under Tom’s leadership. In addition, Tom is at the forefront of all new technology developments that benefit Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide’s customers by improving products, business, and customer satisfaction. In addition, Tom championed the Wisdom Total Quality Management (WTQM) LSS-FAST and ECO2 business programs. Tom is a technical expert in the adhesives industry. With over 30 years of experience in adhesive, coating, and sealant technologies, Tom continuously upgrades to the Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide product line portfolio. Some of his latest innovations include Super WizBond, polymer-olefin adhesives, WizAssure metallocene adhesives, GreenBond Sustainable adhesives, and ClearBond adhesives.
Prior to joining Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide, Tom ran H.B. Fuller’s Flexible Packaging Program in a dual role as technical and business manager. He also has worked as Technical Director at both Akzo Nobel and Cargill. Tom is the author of The Wisdom Way, Pooner: A Legendary Fish Tale, Friedel-Crafts Polymerizations of Carbazole and N-alkylcarbazoles, as well as other chemistry-related books published by RAPRA; he is also currently working on his next book, Going Fore Broke.
Tom Rolando holds a M.S. in Organic Polymer Chemistry from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND and a B.A. in Chemistry from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN.