Ball appoints Erik Bouts to lead global metal beverage packaging business

Ball has announced that Erik Bouts will be joining the company as senior vice president, Ball Corporation, and chief operating officer, global metal beverage packaging, effective February 2015. Bouts will report to John A. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO and he will be based in Zurich, Switzerland.

“Erik is a proven leader with a wealth of experience in global manufacturing environments,” Hayes said. “His demonstrated track record in providing direction amidst competitive and changing global markets, building strong customer relationships, leveraging organizational capabilities and leading diverse, dynamic teams aligns well with Ball’s culture and vision for the future.”

Before joining Ball, Bouts was president of Owens-Illinois, Europe. His professional experience also includes serving as chief executive officer at The Glidden Company, a subsidiary of AkzoNobel, and a variety of positions at the Philips Group.

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