Longtime extension agent Curtis Evans is retiring from the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance. Evans has been with the Manufacturing Alliance for nearly 22 years where he worked with more than 200 companies in northeastern Oklahoma.
“We owe Curtis a great debt of gratitude as do the many manufacturers he helped to grow over the past two decades,” says Dave Rowland, president of the Manufacturing Alliance. “His knowledge, talents and determination made a real difference in our state, expanding the economy and offering a reliable partner to manufacturers looking to expand and prosper.”
For the past 16 years, Evans has been sponsored locally by Northeastern State University where he served on the advisory committee for NSU’s supply chain management program. He worked closely with the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and many other regional economic development organizations. He is a past president of the Tulsa Area Manufacturers Association and former board member of Workforce Tulsa.
A native of Tulsa, Evans has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa and his master’s from Northeastern State University. He is an active volunteer with several organizations, including the Bixby and Tulsa Optimist Clubs.
Over the year Evans has assisted a wide range of firms, including M&M Manufacturing, Muncie Power Products, OSECO, Tactical Electronics, FlightSafety International, Baker Hughes, Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers, Alfa Laval and others.