Coveris has announced the appointment of Kathleen McJohn as general council. In this position, McJohn will serve as the senior legal advisor of the corporation.
As the head of our legal organization, Kathleen will work closely with our current legal representatives, business units and executive team members to build a legal department closely aligned with our corporate strategy and objectives.
“We are very pleased to have Kathleen join the Coveris Executive Team,” says Gary Masse, CEO of Coveris. “Her background and passion for commercial process dovetails perfectly with our Commercial Excellence pillar within CBS.”
There are four cornerstones to the Coveris Business System (CBS): operational excellence, commercial excellence, talent and leadership and acquisition integration. The system is designed to focus strategic initiatives on building a best-in-class global organization.
Kathleen brings over 20 years of private practice and global corporate experience to Coveris, most recently serving as senior vice president of general counsel and secretary at WMS Industries in Waukegan, Ill. While at WMS, Kathleen had a progressive 10 year career and served as a key member of the executive team which transformed the business from net losses to one of the fastest growth companies on NYSE.
Prior to WMS, Kathleen was employed with Sears, Roebuck and Co., Amoco Corporation and Latham Watkins. Kathleen received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a Masters in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude from University of Illinois.