HARTSVILLE, SC, Nov 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the world’s largest diversified packaging companies, today announced the appointment of Rob Dillard as Vice- President, Corporate Development, and Rick Johnson as Vice President, President and Chief Information Officer, effective November 1, 2020. Dillard and Johnson will both serve as executives of the company.
Dillard, 46, previously served as Corporate Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development and is responsible for the corporate development and strategy function of the company. He joined Sonoco in 2018 after serving as President of Personal Care Europe and Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Domtar Personal Care, a division of Domtar Corporation. Previously, he was President of Stanley Hydraulics and Vice President of Business Development at Stanley Black and Decker. He has extensive experience in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions since his time at UBS Investment Bank, where he served as Executive Director of the Global Industrials Group. Dillard holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.
Johnson, 52, was previously the company’s vice president and chief information officer. He has been Chief Information Officer of Sonoco since 2019. Johnson leads all of Sonoco’s IT functions globally and is responsible for the company’s overall digital strategy. He previously served as CIO at HNI Corporation from 2011 to 2019. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Global IT for Johnson Controls. He has extensive experience in business transformation since his time at Ernst & Young Consulting and is currently a member of the board of directors of The Marvin Company. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.
Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is a global supplier of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, displays, and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $ 5.4 billion, the company has 23,000 employees working in approximately 300 operations in 36 countries, serving some of the world’s best-known brands in some 85 countries. Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, services and programs for our customers, employees and communities that support our corporate goal of Better packaging. Better life. The company ranked first in the packaging industry on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2020 as well as Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies. For more information visit www.sonoco.com.
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