Bob Evans, CPMR, Named Recipient of the ERA Lifetime Achievement Award


March 4, 2022
Contact: Clare Kluck / Communications Director /

Bob Evans, CPMR, Named Recipient of the ERA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) announces that Bob Evans, CPMR, is the 2022 recipient of the ERA Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award was presented to Evans during the ERA Conference in Austin, Texas, on Monday, February 28, 2022, in recognition of his service to the electronics industry, manufacturers’ representatives and ERA.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize individuals who play an integral role in supporting the manufacturers’ representative model in the electronics industry.

Evans began his career in 1978 eventually joining EK Associates in 1993 where he later became president in 1996. He recently retired in June 2021. Evans has been active in ERA for 20 years at the chapter and national levels, has chaired the Chapter Leadership Council in the past and served on both the Chicagoland-Wisconsin Chapter and the ERA Executive Committee.

Upon receiving the award, Evans said, “To be singled out from among the extraordinary group of men and women volunteers at the ERA is a humbling experience. I am truly honored to accept this distinction and to represent all the fine folks in our organization.”

ERA CEO Walter Tobin presented the award and said, “Bob has given so much of his precious time, energy and professional demeanor to ERA over these past many years – as our beloved Dean of COLT to heading up the Chapter Leadership Council. He served on the board of the Chicagoland/Wisconsin ERA Chapter in almost every seat for more than twenty years, and most recently served as a member of the ERA executive Committee for four years. ERA is both honored and proud to award to Bob our 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.”

About ERA
The 87-year-old Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is the international trade organization for professional field sales companies in the global electronics industries, manufacturers who go to market through representative firms and global distributors. It is the mission of ERA to support the professional field sales function through programs and activities that educate, inform and advocate for manufacturers’ representatives, the principals they represent and the distributors who are reps’ partners in local territories. For more information about ERA, visit