Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) has announced that Jay Scripter has been named O-I vice president of sustainability.
Scripter will focus on building O-I’s capabilities in the key disciplines of sustainability and to develop the strategies, management processes and key initiatives needed to position glass as the most sustainable packaging material. Jay will partner with operations, engineering, marketing, legal, communications and other functional teams to further shape our sustainability strategy and priorities. In addition, he will lead projects and networks of resources that focus on key opportunities in the areas of energy, environmental compliance, safety, recycling and related issues.
“We believe that sustainability is a key value driver for competitive advantage in our future. This role will have a powerful influence on O-I competitiveness, the image of glass and the competitive position of the glass industry as a whole,” said Rich Crawford, O-I president of Global Glass Operations.
Scripter brings 20 years of general management, operations, Lean Six Sigma and engineering experience in both the chemicals and building materials sectors. Most recently, he served as vice president of H.B. Fuller’s North American business.
Millions of times a day, O-I glass containers deliver many of the world’s best-known consumer products to people all around the world. With the leading position in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America, O-I manufactures consumer-preferred, 100 percent recyclable glass containers that enable superior taste, purity, visual appeal and value benefits for our customers’ products. Established in 1903, the company employs more than 24,000 people with 82 manufacturing facilities in 22 countries. In 2007, net sales were $7.6 billion.
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