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Libbey invests in talent with consumer, marketing and sales expertise

Libbey Inc, one of the largest glass tableware manufacturers in the world, has announced the addition of several new staff to its senior leadership team.

The announcement follows the Company’s disclosure of a planned staffing realignment designed to drive profitable growth.
Jim White will be joining Libbey as chief operating officer and will report to Stephanie Streeter, chief executive officer of Libbey Inc. White has successfully led multiple businesses in different industries, regions and stages of growth. Over the past 10 years while at Ecolab Inc, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, he led their EMEA and Asia Pacific businesses and was most recently executive vice president and president of Latin America. White has nearly 30 years of combined managerial experience in strategy and marketing and has significant experience driving organic, acquisitive, and synergistic growth across complex global markets and supply chains. His background also includes nearly 15 years of experience in product marketing and sales management at consumer-focused companies, including International Multifoods, The Pillsbury Company, and General Mills. He will be tasked with driving the execution of Libbey’s Own the Moment global strategies and he will oversee the general managers of Libbey’s four geographic regions: U.S. and Canada, EMEA, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific.
Three additional hires were made within the Company’s U.S. and Canada organisation in areas that are focused on growth and innovation, which are cornerstones of the Company’s Own the Moment strategic plan.
Christine Perry joins Libbey as vice president, Commercial, U.S. and Canada, and will oversee all commercial functions within that region. She was previously vice president, Sales Excellence at W.W. Grainger and has extensive experience building strong teams, improving sales planning and capabilities, and driving marketing innovation.
Toby Campbell has been hired as senior director, U.S. and Canada and Global Marketing. She was previously with Unilever as a senior marketing leader and will help drive Libbey’s global focus on consumers and innovation.
Casey Ingle has been hired as senior director, Global Innovation. He was previously director, Global Marketing Innovation at Owens-Illinois and has more than 10 years of brand marketing and strategy experience. In this role, Casey will work to deepen insights into trends and opportunities to drive revenue and margin growth and build out a global innovation agenda, portfolio, pipeline and valuation processes to support Libbey’s growth initiatives.
Lastly, Ben Schlater will be joining Libbey as vice president, treasurer, investor relations and corporate development, and will report to Sherry Buck, chief financial officer of Libbey Inc.  Schlater was most recently treasurer and head of corporate development and strategic and financial planning at Veyance Technologies, a diversified industrial manufacturing company and private-equity backed spin-off acquired by the Carlyle Group from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He has nearly 20 years of corporate finance experience, with an extensive background in treasury, strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and implementing strategic and financial objectives that support growth for multibillion-dollar global organisations.
“Increasing our capabilities across our organisation, including by augmenting our strengths in consumer-focused marketing and sales, is key to our ability to successfully execute our Own the Moment strategy,” said Stephanie A. Streeter, chief executive officer of Libbey Inc. “We have been successfully executing that strategy for the past two quarters, and we expect the enhancements we are making today to our senior leadership team to help us carry our momentum forward into the second half of the year and beyond. We are very excited to welcome Jim, Christine, Toby, Casey, and Ben to Libbey and look forward to their contributions in the years ahead.”

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