July 27, 2011
/PRNewswire/ -- Owens-
, Inc., (NYSE: OI), the world's largest glass packaging maker, has named
president of the company's
region. Bramlage succeeds
, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
region accounts for about
of the company's global sales. The company has 13 plants employing 6,000 employees in four countries in the region, including
. The company also has joint ventures in
. Bramlage will lead the region's efforts to respond quickly and effectively in the marketplace.
has been with the company nearly 30 years and was instrumental in helping us successfully grow our operations in
," said Chairman and CEO
. "Steve will bring a fresh perspective to the region and will address, head on, the challenges we are facing in
, where market demand has dipped to record lows. His global experience and financial acumen will serve him well in this leadership role."
Bramlage brings an extensive financial background to his new position as president of O-I Asia Pacific. Prior to his most recent role as general manager of O-I New Zealand, Bramlage served as vice president of finance and treasurer at the company's world headquarters and vice president of finance for O-I's European operations. Before joining O-I in 2006, Bramlage held roles in treasury and corporate finance at coatings company PPG Industries, pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly & Company and Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young.