"Everyone at Sonoco wishes John the very best, and we remain optimistic he will have a full recovery," said Sanders. "The change in John's status and his deep experience in our Industrial businesses require we adjust our leadership structure to better position and streamline the organization to achieve our mission."About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5.0 billion, the Company has 20,800 employees working in more than 330 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2015/2016 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.