Jeff Thompson named Executive Vice President – International
Jason Greene named Executive Vice President – General Counsel
EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2012--
Today, Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY), announced key executive
management appointments, underscoring the Company’s commitment to its
strategic plans for global growth. Jeff Thompson, Berry Plastics’
current Chief Legal Officer will lead the Company’s international
business development initiatives, in his new role as Berry Plastics’
Executive Vice President – International.
“These changes will facilitate exciting growth opportunities with our
customers around the world,” said Jon Rich, Chairman and CEO of Berry
Plastics. “Our initial focus will be to grow with our existing customers
in Latin America and Asia, introducing technology based value-added
Jason Greene will now lead the Company’s legal organization as its
Executive Vice President – General Counsel. Greene most recently served
as the Company’s Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel.
“I am extremely pleased that Jeff and Jason have accepted these key
positions within our executive management team,” said Jon Rich, Chairman
and CEO of Berry Plastics. “Jeff has provided outstanding leadership
during his nine years with the Company, where he has led many
acquisitions which have helped Berry become the company it is today. In
addition, Jason has provided excellent legal counsel to our leadership
team as we prepared to become a public company.”
“The dedicated focus on their respective areas, coupled with their
knowledge of and passion for our business, will allow Jeff and Jason to
drive success within their functions,” added Rich. “Their leadership
will be key as we implement initiatives in support of our strategies to
further reduce our overall debt leverage, pursue innovative organic
growth opportunities, identify value adding acquisitions, and take steps
to grow our business internationally.”
Prior to joining Berry Plastics, Thompson focused his legal
practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and corporate
law. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Indiana
University and a Juris Doctor from Indiana University Indianapolis. He
is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Colorado and is a member of
the Indiana and Evansville bar associations.
Greene joined Berry Plastics in 2010. Prior to joining the Company,
Greene was a Business Transactions and Tax Counsel at Taylor English
Duma LLP in Atlanta. From 1998-2007, he held a similar role at Powell
Goldstein LLP, and began his career in Arthur Andersen’s tax practice.
Greene holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting, Master’s in Accounting, and
Juris Doctor all from the University of Florida.
About Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic
consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality
customized solutions to our customers. With world headquarters in
Evansville, Indiana, the Company’s common stock is listed on the New
York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY. For additional
information, visit the Company’s website at www.berryplastics.com.
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Dustin Stilwell, 812-306-2964