Amcor Pet Packaging Adds Two Vice Presidents to North American Business Unit
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Amcor PET Packaging
10521 S. Highway M-52
Manchester, MI, 48158
Press release date: November 30, 2006
Manchester, MI-(November 30, 2006)--Amcor PET Packaging adds two new business leaders to its North American management team.
William Featherstone joins Amcor's Beverage Division as vice president, sales, and Kim Houchens is named vice president, product development for North America. Both will be reporting to Frank Pellicori, vice president and general manager, Beverage Division. Houchens also will support the technology needs of the Diversified Products business unit headed by Kirby Losch.
Featherstone brings more than 22 years of experience in sales, new business development, product management, customer service and logistics. He has significant experience in professional sales management and global accounts. At Amcor, he will be overseeing sales and new business development for beverage applications.Most recently, Featherstone served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for United Plastics Group, a privately-held injection molder for the industrial, automotive, electronic and medical markets. Previous sales experience also includes 11 years with General Electric.
Houchens, a product development specialist, brings with her significant experience in leading organizations to new levels of innovation. Her scientific background in material science, product design and performance testing makes her uniquely positioned to help Amcor push bottle-making boundaries to new levels. She brings with her a history of cutting-edge development capability.
Prior to joining Amcor, she was the chief technology officer for Nano-Tex, Inc., an advanced materials company that applied nano-material technology for textile applications. Houchens holds a Ph.D. in the material sciences North Carolina State University.
"We are pleased to welcome both Bill and Kim to Amcor," says Pellicori. "Bill's experience in commercial relationships will continue to reinforce our customer driven initiatives. Kim's extensive experience in product development will add a new dimension to our design and innovation capabilities. We look forward to bringing our customers the new packaging solutions that will be developed under their leadership."
Amcor PET Packaging is the leading manufacturer of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic packaging for the global beverage, food and non-food industries, with over 80 manufacturing sites in 19 countries. Its parent company, Amcor Limited, offers a broad range of packaging solutions and ranks as one of the top three packaging companies in the world. Amcor's extensive operations include 217 plants in 34 countries. It is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, had sales revenues of US$8.8 billion. For further information, visit www.amcor.com.
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