Owens-Illinois (O-I) has announced several leadership changes, naming Andres Lopez president of glass containers and chief operating officer, and announcing the resignation of Erik Bouts, president of O-I Europe.
Innovia Group has announced several changes to its executive team, including the retirement of its Group CEO David Beeby. Mark Robertshaw has been selected as Beeby's replacement and will start in the role in late January 2015.
Lorna Raine has been announced as the new chief financial officer of George Weston Foods, one of the largest food manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand.
Samantha Saunders has been announced as a new director to the board of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association. Saunders is the general manager of Integrated Machinery, a pallet-wrapping equipment manufacturer.
Jim van der Poel has announced that he will retire from the Fonterra board in November. He has been a director of Fonterra for the last 12 years.
Steve Yung has been named as the new CEO of Sealord Group. Born in Canada, Yung was most recently managing director of McCain Foods Australia/New Zealand.
Stuart Shaw has been named as a new director to the APPMA board. Shaw is the innovations manager for Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR).
Westpac has appointed a new General Manager, Agribusiness. Steve Hannan will take over the role from Graham Jennings, who retired from the role in March. Hannan has been acting in the post since Jennings' retirement.
Fonterra President Greater China Kelvin Wickham has been appointed to the newly created position of Managing Director Global Ingredients. Johan Priem will take over the President Greater China role on 1 August when Wickham assumes his new role.
Robert Spurway has been appointed as Fonterra's managing director global operations, a newly created position on Fonterra's management team. Spurway's new role will commence on 1 August.
Paul Irwin has been appointed regional sales manager for tna.
Marel has a new managing director of its Fish Industry Center. Sigurdur Olason will succeed Jon Birgir Gunnarsson, who is leaving the company, on 1 May 2014.
Grant F Reid, the global president of Mars Chocolate, has been chosen to replace Paul S Michaels, the current president of Mars Incorporated, who will retire at the end of the year. Reid will formally take on the role of president of Mars in January 2015.
Patties Foods has appointed a new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Steven Chaur's appointment was announced by the Patties Board on 28 March; he will take up the position on 15 April.
John Nickless, National Account Manager for Innovia Films Asia Pacific, talks about what the AIP means to him and looks back over his career in the packaging industry.