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Sonoco makes organizational shifts in industrial and consumer packaging

March 2, 2020  By P&PC Staff

Sonoco has announced several staffing updates to its global industrial and consumer products divisions, led by Executive Vice-President Rodger Fuller.

James Harrell will serve as vice-president, Americas Industrial, with responsibilities for Sonoco’s integrated paper/industrial converted products operations in the U.S./Canada, Latin America and Brazil; reels and recycling in the U.S.; and fibre protective packaging.

Harrell previously served as vice-president, tubes and cores for the U.S. and Canada.


Jeff Tomaszewski will serve as vice-president, North America consumer and global rigid paper and closures (RPC), with responsibilities for Sonoco’s global RPC; flexible packaging; Trident graphics management; plastics food; display and packaging; and the consumer technology organization.

Tomaszewski previously served as vice-president, global rigid paper and closures and display and packaging.

Jim Lassiter will serve as division vice-president, health care and protective solutions, to further develop the company’s growing health care solutions businesses, including Sonoco ThermoSafe and the newly acquired Thermoform Engineered Quality, LLC and Plastique Holdings, LTD (together TEQ).

Adam Wood will remain vice-president, paper/industrial converted products for Europe, Middle East, Australia/NZ. Michel Schmidlin remains division vice-president and general manager for Sonoco Conitex/Asia.

Greg Munoz, staff vice-president, supply management and logistics, and Mike Pope, segment vice-president, perimeter of the store, also will each report to Fuller.

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