Perry County Development Corporation names Alvin Evans as new president/CEO | Business
The Perry County Development Corporation, Perry County’s economic development agency, has hired Alvin C Evans as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.
Evans was a founding board member and served as Chairman of the Board when the PCDC was formed in 1990 through 1998. He has remained a board member, Executive Committee member and an active sub-committee member since that time.
During his tenure as Chairman the development of Perry County Industrial Park South and Perry County Industrial Park Riverview occurred. Perry County Industrial Park South now hosts ATTC Manufacturing and Perry County Industrial Park Riverview now hosts both Waupaca Foundry and Webb Wheel Products. As Chairman, and since as an active board member, Evans has continued to be involved in the recruitment and retention of local businesses that create jobs for Perry County.
Evans is a life-long resident of Perry County. He is a graduate of Tell City High School and received his Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. Evans began his career with J. H. Rudolph & Co., Inc. in 1979 and has served as that company’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Estimator. Through his career with JHR he has actively worked with local communities to improve their road and street programs. Evans also serves as vice-chairman of the SR 37/145 Association which has worked toward improvements of SR 37 and SR 145 as well as prompted improvements of US 150 from Mitchell to I-64 which is scheduled for completion in 2015.
Evans has also been actively involved within the asphalt and construction industry serving as a committee member, board member and President of the Board of the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana; as a committee member of the Indiana Construction Association; and as a board member and officer of the Build Indiana Council. These activities have included extensive interaction with local and state government and elected officials.
Evans serves as a Board member on the Perry County Port Authority and Dollars for Scholars. He is a past president of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and has been involved in numerous other organizations.
"Alvin brings a wealth of knowledge from his years of service to the PCDC, Perry County Port Authority, and Perry County as a whole," stated Clay Ewing, Chairman of the Board of the Perry County Development Corporation. "His education, experience and knowledge gathered while working for J. H. Rudolph & Co., Inc. and with local, state and national governments, agencies and their representatives will serve the PCDC well in the future."
Evans lives north of Tell City with his wife Fran (Etienne). They are the parents of daughter Natalie and son Aaron and his wife Nora.
The Perry County Development Corporation works to increase the per capita personal income of Perry County’s residents by providing business support services; community development initiatives; Quality of Life initiatives; infrastructure enhancement; business recruitment; product development; entrepreneurial support; and workforce development initiatives.