Crown Cork & Seal has announced that Raymond McGowan has been named vice president and president, US Food Can Division.
He succeeds Clinton Waring, who served as president of the US Food Can Division since 2000 and is retiring.
"McGowan brings over 26 years of industry experience to Crown Cork & Seal," said Frank Mechura, executive vice president and president of the Americas Division. "His record of successful management and innovative thinking will be invaluable in helping Crown maintain its leading position in the North American food industry."
In his new position, McGowan will emphasise Crown's World-Class Performance initiative for quality, cost and delivery. "Reaching standards that are world-class in everything we do is essential to meet the ever increasing expectations of customers," said McGowan. "Continuous improvement will be a key factor in maintaining the steady growth of Crown's North American food can business."
McGowan joined Crown Cork & Seal in November 2001 as vice president and assistant to the president of the US Food Can Division. Prior to that, he served as group vice president of Global Consumer Products at Sonoco Products Company, managing 47 facilities in 12 countries.