Sonoco Announces Senior Leadership Changes

HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced several new senior leadership changes which will become effective January 3, 2017, according to M. Jack Sanders, President and Chief Executive Officer. 
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Rob Tiede, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
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Vicki B. Arthur, Senior Vice President, Plastic Packaging and Protective Solutions
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Howard Coker, Senior Vice President, Rigid Paper Containers and Paper/Engineered Carriers International
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Rodger D. Fuller, Senior Vice President, Paper/Engineered Carriers U.S./Canada and Display and Packaging

Robert C. Tiede, 58, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and will have global leadership, sales and operating responsibility for all of the Company's diversified consumer, industrial and protective packaging businesses, reporting to Sanders. Since joining Sonoco in 2004, Tiede has led all of Sonoco's global consumer-related businesses, including Rigid Paper Containers, Flexible Packaging, Plastics and Display and Packaging. During his tenure, Sonoco's consumer-related businesses have increased sales by approximately 90 percent and operating profits by 120 percent, as the Company's consumer growth strategy developed broader global packaging and services capabilities.  

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