Thomas E. Salmon has been officially appointed as the new CEO of Berry Plastics and will also serve on the board of directors. The move is effective February 3. Salmon previously served as Berry’s president and chief operating officer and succeeds Jonathan D. Rich.

Rich’s retirement and Salmon’s appointment was first announced in September 2016.

Salmon, 53, joined the company in 2007 with Berry’s acquisition of Covalence Specialty Materials, where he led the Adhesives Division for four years. From 2007-14, he served as president of Berry’s Engineered Materials Division, prior to being appointed president of Berry’s Rigid Closed Top Division in 2014 and president of Berry’s Consumer Packaging Division in 2015. 

“Berry’s past has been filled with great leaders who had a clear focus on creating a solid future for the Company. It is an honor for me to succeed them,” Salmon says. “Going forward, we will continue to strategically advance the company by ensuring we produce quality products in the global locations desired by our customers, that our culture provides a safe and rewarding atmosphere for our team members and that we continue to achieve strong results for our shareholders.”


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