Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, appointed Philippe Guillemot to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Guillemot is an independent board member and assumes the seat vacated by Ed Lawton, who recently resigned for personal reasons after 17 years on the board.
Harris DeLoach, Sonoco’s executive chairman, commented:
“With approximately 20 percent of Sonoco’s sales emanating from our consumer and industrial packaging businesses in Europe, we are extremely pleased to add an experienced senior executive to our board who understands the changing European and global markets.”
With Mr. Guillemot’s addition to the board, Sonoco has 13 board members.
Earlier Sonoco announced acquisition of forming plastic packaging films producer Clear Lam Packaging.
The company is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately USD 5.0 billion, it has 20,800 employees working in more than 300 facilities in 35 countries. Sonoco is one of the largest producers of uncoated recycled paperboard in the United States and Canada, producing more than 1 million tons annually from 11 mills.