Adams Magnetic Products Names John Kovatch Business Development Manager

Elizabethtown, Kentucky – Adams Magnetic Products Co. announces John Kovatch as Business Development Manager, reporting to Adams’ Sr. Vice President of Business Development, Larry Budnik. Kovatch will serve new and existing customers’ needs for design and procurement assistance with all types of permanent magnets and custom magnetic assemblies, from simple to high-tech. His primary responsibilities will focus on growing Adams’ Permanent Magnet Division via direct collaboration with customers’ engineering, production and purchasing departments. 

“Magnets are key elements found in all type of products – from medical equipment and personal computers, to appliances and industrial equipment, to motors and sensors, to consumer products and store displays,” notes Kovatch. “Adams has the expertise to help out at any stage of a product’s development from concept through production. And as an ITAR registered and ISO certified supplier, we are in a perfect position to expand our business in military and other high-tech markets.”

Kovatch’s experience is primarily in the fastener and assembly components business, where he worked in both manufacturing and distribution.  He joins Adams from Würth Industry of North America, where he worked as Director of Sales responsible for developing and implementing strategies that helped grow sales double digits for five consecutive years. His primary customer base was original equipment manufacturers who demand superior levels of service, quality, security, and customized vendor managed inventory programs.

His manufacturing experience was spent with Tinnerman Palnut Engineered Components (formerly Eaton Corp), and SFS Intec, a Swiss manufacturer of externally threaded fasteners and specialty cold-formed products, where he held such titles as New Product Development Supervisor and Sales Engineer. Working with his customer’s engineering and purchasing groups, he was instrumental in developing solutions for applications that resulted in material cost savings, improvements in manufacturing efficiencies, and reductions in labor. He looks forward to bringing this same service-oriented business approach to the customers of Adams.

Kovatch has an MBA from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, NC, a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Kent State University in Kent, OH, and an Associate’s of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Stark State College of Technology in North Canton, OH. Kovatch, his wife and daughter, enjoy traveling, the outdoors, gardening, and spending time with their new friends and neighbors in Louisville, KY.

Established in 1950, Adams Magnetic Products Co. sets the standard for designing and manufacturing innovative magnetic products and assemblies. One of the oldest U.S. companies in the industry, its staff draws from a depth of engineering, fabricating, coating, testing, sourcing, handling, and distributing expertise managing inventory and delivery to coincide with customers’ production cycles and schedules. Adams stocks a large variety and quantity of the most popular alnico, ceramic magnets, neodymium magnets, magnetic assemblies and other magnetic products, and has the capabilities to produce magnets of virtually any shape and size. Adams is ISO 9001:2008 Certified and ITAR Registered.

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