Tony Gardner to lead O-I’s global sales, marketing, pricing and product innovation functions.
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.