Berry Plastics Group Adopts New, Streamlined Business Structure
Changes aim to best serve customers, drive growth, maximize value.
- Health, Hygiene, and Specialties – The Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Division will consist of the newly acquired AVINTIV business, in addition to Berry Plastics’ heritage flexible packaging personal care and medical product lines that were previously part of the company’s Flexible Packaging Division. The Health, Hygiene and Specialties Division will be led by Scott Tracey, currently AVINTIV’s North America President. Tracey joined PGI in 2004 and served as AVINTIV’s Europe/Mideast/Africa President from 2012-2014.
- Consumer Packaging – The Consumer Packaging Division combines Berry Plastics’ heritage Rigid Open Top and Rigid Closed Top divisions, the flexible packaging food and consumer product lines that were formerly part of the company’s Flexible Packaging Division, and the shrink film product lines that were formerly part of Berry Plastics’ Engineered Materials Division. Tom Salmon, currently President of the Rigid Closed Top Division, will now lead the Consumer Packaging Division. Salmon joined Covalence, a predecessor company of Berry, in 2006 and served as President of Berry Plastics’ Engineered Materials Division from 2006-2014.
- Engineered Materials – The Engineered Materials Division combines Berry Plastics’ historical Engineered Materials Division and its Flexible Packaging converter product line, except for the shrink film products that are moving to Consumer Packaging. Curt Begle will continue in his role as President of Engineered Materials. Begle began his career with Berry Plastics in 1999 and served as President of the company’s Rigid Closed Top Division from 2009-2014.