Nov. 1, 2011
/PRNewswire/ -- David B. Fischer, president and CEO of Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B), was elected to Greif's Board of Directors on
, the first day of the company's 2012 fiscal year. The Board had increased its membership from nine to 10; Fischer fills the new position.
Fischer became Greif president and CEO on
, taking over from
Michael J. Gasser
, who became executive chairman.
"Dave will bring an intimate knowledge of Greif's business to the Board," Gasser said. "His hands-on experience with our industrial, paper and flexible packaging segments; support of our land management segment; and involvement with our acquisitions, from vetting to integration activities using the Greif Business System, combined with his respect for The Greif Way, will serve the Board well as he leads our company into the future."
Fischer was named president and chief operating officer of Greif in
. He joined Greif in
as senior vice president and divisional president, Industrial Packaging & Services – Americas, and later assumed responsibility for additional IP&S operations in
Vicki L. Avril
Bruce A. Edwards
Mark A. Emkes
John F. Finn
Daniel J. Gunsett
Judith D. Hook
John W. McNamara
Patrick J. Norton
on the Greif board.
About Greif, Inc.
Greif is a world leader in industrial packaging products and services. The company produces steel, plastic, fibre, flexible, corrugated and multiwall containers and containerboard, and provides reconditioning, blending, filling and packaging services for a wide range of industries. Greif also manages timber properties in
. The company is strategically positioned in more than 55 countries to serve global as well as regional customers. Additional information is on the company's website at
SOURCE Greif, Inc.