Crown announces new president

Crown has announced that Robert H. Bourque, Jr. has been selected to become president of its Asia Pacific Division effective May 1, 2016.

Bourque will succeed Jozef Salaerts, who has informed the company of his decision to retire in the second quarter of 2016. Bourque will be based in Singapore and will report to Timothy Donahue, Crown’s president and chief executive officer.

Commenting on the transition, Donahue said: “During his tenure, Jozef has guided the Asia Pacific Division through a period of significant growth with sales of $1.2 billion and segment income of $145 million in 2015 compared to sales and segment income of approximately $480 million and $45 million when he was appointed President of the Division in 2007. We thank Jozef for leaving us with a much stronger business and a larger footprint in the region, and we wish him well.

We are fortunate to have someone of Bob’s calibre ready to lead the Asia Pacific Division as it continues to grow. I am confident that the company will continue to benefit from Bob’s management skills, knowledge of our business and commitment to our customers.”

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