Joseph D. Russo

Founder and Innovator

Joe is a multipreneur, chemist, materials scientist and inventor. He was Chairman and a major shareholder in Cyberbond LLC, an engineering adhesives company, which, in 2016, was acquired by HB Fuller Corp., the leading American owned industrial adhesives company suppling industrial adhesives worldwide.

He now devotes time towards Research and Development and Intellectual Property projects utilizing owned IP and trade secrets from his 60+ years as a researcher and multi-company owner.

The following “Old fashioned” Curriculum Vitae tells part of his career story.

 EDUCATION

B.S. Chemistry, St. John’s University, New York- 1956

M.B.A. Finance and Marketing, Santa Clara University, California -1964

BUSINESS CAREER

1997 – 2016

FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, CYBERBOND, BATAVIA, IL

1995 – 1998

PRESIDENT & CEO, NORTH AMERICA ADHESIVES GROUP,
HENKEL CORP., MEMBER, CORPORATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, HENKEL CORP.

1995 – 1997

DIRECTOR, TREASURER, ADHESIVES MANUFACTURERS ASSN.,
DIRECTOR, ADHESIVES AND SEALANT COUNCIL

1993 – 1997

CHAIRMAN, MEMBER, MANAGEMENT BOARD
LIOFOL CO., CARY, NC
A Henkel, Lord chemical (Erie, PA) Joint Venture.

1997 – 1997

MEMBER, MANAGEMENT BOARD,
LIOFOIL INDUSTRIA e. COMERCOO de ADHESIVOS, LTD., SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

1988 – 1995

PRESIDENT & CEO, HENKEL ADHESIVES CORP., HAYWARD, CA
Subsidiary of Henkel of America (Henkel KGaA, Dusseldorf, Germany)

1986 – Present

FOUNDER, BOARD CHAIRMAN,
HAZARD PAK INDUSTRIES, INC., PALO ALTO, CA A medical packaging company.

1986 – Present

FOUNDER, BOARD CHAIRMAN
ROUSSEAU RESEARCH INC., PALO ALTO, CA R&D, intellectual property company.

1985 – 1987

PRESIDENT, ADCON CORP.
Subsidiary of Ford Motor Co., Detroit, Michigan (Parker Chemical Corp.)

1985 – 1987

MEMBER OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, PARKER CHEMICAL CORP.
(Ford Motor Co.,) Madison Heights, Michigan.

1980 – 1981

FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, WESTERN PACKAGING EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

1979

PRESIDENT, WESTERN PACKAGING ASSN.

1975 – 1985

FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO, ADCONCORP.
(Sold to Ford Motor Co.)

FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO, GREAT AMERICAN FINANCIAL CO., PALO ALTO, CA
A leasing company. Wound up upon sale of ADCON Corp., to Ford Motor Co.

1956 – 1975

DEVELOPMENT CHEMIST AT NEW JERSEY HQ, WESTERN TECHNICAL MANAGER, WESTERN SALES MANAGER,
NATIONAL STARCH & CHEMICAL CORP., BRIDGEWATER, NJ CULMINATING IN GENERAL MANAGER, WESTERN REGION, ADHESIVES DIVISION, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

INTERESTS

Wine making, snow skiing, hunting, golf