Bemis Announces Management Changes, Theisen Named President and Chief Operating Officer, Board Elects Two New Officers
Press release from the issuing company
NEENAH, Wisc.--Aug. 2, 2007-- Bemis Company, Inc. announced that effective at today's Board of Director's meeting, Henry J. Theisen has been elected to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Theisen has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Bemis Company since 2003.
The Board also elected two new officers of the Company. Robert F. Hawthorne and James W. Ransom have each been promoted to Vice President of Operations of Bemis Company.
"I am very pleased to announce the promotion of Henry Theisen to the position of President of Bemis Company," said Jeff Curler, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. "Henry has been a strong leader in the growth of our business for many years and is eminently qualified to implement our future growth strategy as Bemis' President. His in-depth knowledge of the industry, business insight and technical knowledge are valuable assets that he uses proficiently to enhance the profitability and prospects of the Bemis Company."
Henry Theisen began his career at Bemis in 1975 and has held leadership positions in operations, research and development, and marketing for Bemis' Flexible Packaging business. He was named President of Bemis' Curwood subsidiary in 1998, was elected Vice President of Operations and President of Bemis High Barrier Products in 2002, and was elected Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2003. Theisen received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
Robert Hawthorne joined Bemis in 1985 and has served as President of Bemis' Custom Resins, MACtac Americas, Milprint and Curwood subsidiaries. He has been responsible for Bemis' Paper Packaging, Clysar and global MACtac operations since 2005. Hawthorne received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Clemson University and his MBA in finance from Houston University.
James Ransom joined Bemis in 2002 as President of Bemis' Banner Packaging subsidiary. He was promoted to President of Bemis' Curwood subsidiary in 2005. Prior to joining Bemis Company, Ransom was President and CEO of Promo Edge, a printing, packaging and marketing services subsidiary of Menasha Corporation. Ransom is a CPA and received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
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