O-I appoints President of Asia Pacific region

Owens-Illinois, Inc., announced 21 December 2005 that the new president of the glass packaging leader“s Asia Pacific operations will be Greg W. Ridder, who also become a member of the company“s Glob…

Owens-Illinois, Inc., announced 21 December 2005 that the new president of the glass packaging leader“s Asia Pacific operations will be Greg W. Ridder, who also become a member of the company“s Global Leadership Team. Mr. Ridder has more than 20 years of experience with ACI Packaging, which was acquired by O-I in 1998, in assignments such as accounting, finance, strategic planning and business development. Most recently, he served as chief financial officer of the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Ridder succeeds Peter Robinson, who recently announced his retirement as president of Asia Pacific operations. “Greg has played a key business management role in our Asia Pacific operations,” said Steve McCracken, O-I Chairman and CEO. “He was part of the team which established the company“s joint venture positions in China and has worked to reshape the regional business portfolio through divestitures, acquisitions and plant expansions.” Mr. Ridder holds a bachelor“s degree in accounting; a graduate“s diploma in marketing from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and completed the advanced management program from France“s INSEAD University in 2002. He is also a certified practicing accountant.