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People on the move January 2014
MWV elects two executive vice presidents
By Joseph James Whitworth
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MeadWestvaco Corporation’s (MWV) board of directors has elected Dr Robert Beckler and Robert Feeser to the executive vice president.
Robert Beckler will assume global commercial responsibilities, including leadership of the three packaging segments: Food & Beverage; Home, Health & Beauty; and Industrial Packaging.
He will be responsible for MWV’s Specialty Chemicals business, and will continue his oversight of the company’s strategy and business initiatives across Latin America.
John Luke, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, said: “Bob’s strategic vision and energetic leadership in this new role will be a critical factor in the success of our packaging business, including the recently-announced margin improvement actions he will lead over the coming months and beyond.”
Robert Feeser will assume global operations responsibilities, including leadership of the paperboard, primary plastics and folding carton operations and business support services, supply chain, engineering, and safety, health and environmental functions.
He will also continue to lead the company’s strategy and business initiatives across Asia Pacific.
Luke said: “His work at MWV over the past many years has helped position our packaging business for success – especially shaping our participation in global paperboard end markets and improving the productivity of our large mills.”