O-I names new senior vice president and chief commercial officer
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (www.o-i.com) has named Tony Gardner the company’s new senior vice president and chief commercial officer. Gardner succeeds Erasmo Schutzer, the company’s former senior vice president and chief marketing officer, who left the company in August.
Gardner leads O-I’s global sales, marketing, pricing and product innovation initiatives. His priorities include developing O-I’s customer-centric go-to-market strategies, driving the company’s global pricing strategy, aligning its product portfolio with existing and planned customer needs and creating commercial plans to drive consumer and customer demand for glass.
Gardner brings more than 20 years of business leadership experience to O-I, including management-level positions with three consumer-focused Fortune 250 companies, including Procter & Gamble. He joins O-I after five years with Accenture, where he worked with many of the world’s largest consumer packaged goods companies and their suppliers. Gardner has spent the past two years working closely with O-I’s innovation and marketing teams on the development of the company’s innovation road map.