GPI names Ardagh glass division CEO as 2020 board chairman

GPI Names Bertrand Paulet, President and CEO of Ardagh Group, - Glass North America, as 2020 Board Chairman

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), the trade association representing the North American glass container industry, announced the selection of Bertrand Paulet, President and CEO of Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, as the new Chairman of GPI’s Board of Trustees. His term as Chairman began January 1.

“On behalf of our member companies and suppliers throughout the glass industry, I am pleased to congratulate and welcome our incoming Chairman, Mr. Paulet,” said Scott DeFife, President of the Glass Packaging Institute. “Mr. Paulet brings to GPI vast experience in the packaging and container industries, and his leadership will be extremely valuable to our members as we create and implement legislation and marketing strategies that protect and enhance glass packaging in North America.”

“It is an honour to be chosen as Chairman of the GPI and I look forward to working with our members to efficiently align our resources and add value to our mutual businesses,” said Bertrand Paulet. “These efforts will include implementation of GPI’s energetic new programs to promote the growth of glass packaging in North America, and increase the use of recycled glass in bottle and jar production. Together, we will leverage our collective capabilities to advance glass recycling and effectively position glass as a preferred packaging option for sustainability and the circular economy.”

Along with Mr. Paulet elevation to Chairman of GPI’s Board of Trustees, Temeca Mitchell of Rocky Mountain Bottle Company and Nigel Dart of Gallo Glass Company both assumed Trustee roles effective January 1.Ms. Mitchell and Mr. Dart join Miguel Alvarez, President, Americas -Owens-Illinois, as Executive Committee members of the GPI Board.