O-I appoints new director

Owens-Illinois, Inc., announced 18 October 2005 that Dennis K. Williams has been appointed to serve on the company“s Board of Directors effective 18 October 2005. He will also serve on the audit comm…

Owens-Illinois, Inc., announced 18 October 2005 that Dennis K. Williams has been appointed to serve on the company“s Board of Directors effective 18 October 2005. He will also serve on the audit committee. Mr. Williams is currently Chairman of the Board of IDEX Corporation, a manufacturer of pump products, dispensing equipment and other engineered products. Additionally, he is on the board of the Washington Group International, a USD 3 billion global engineering and construction company. A graduate in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Mr. Williams enjoyed a long and successful career with General Electric Company, during which time he served as CEO at three GE businesses. In 2000, he left GE to become chairman, president and CEO of IDEX Corporation. “With more than 25 years of experience in international and operational businesses and a deep understanding of the capital construction industry, Dennis will be a key asset to our Board,” said Steve McCracken, O-I Chairman and CEO.