O-I welcomes former naval officer on board

Owens-Illinois, Inc., announced 22 April 2005 that Corbin A. McNeill, Jr., has been appointed to serve on the company“s Board of Directors effective 19 April 2005.
Mr. McNeill will serve as Chairman…

Owens-Illinois, Inc., announced 22 April 2005 that Corbin A. McNeill, Jr., has been appointed to serve on the company“s Board of Directors effective 19 April 2005. Mr. McNeill will serve as Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and will be a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. McNeill is the retired chairman and co-CEO of Exelon Corporation, one of the nation“s largest utilities, which was formed in October 2000 with the merger of PECO Energy Company and Unicom Corporation. Prior to the merger, he had served as the chairman, president and CEO of PECO Energy since 1997. Mr. McNeill joined PECO in 1988 as executive vice president, nuclear. In 1990, he was elected president and chief operating officer and a director of the company. In 1995, he was elected president and CEO. Before joining PECO, Mr. McNeill spent 21 years in the US Navy as a nuclear submarine officer. He then worked for the New York Power Authority and Public Service Electric and Gas Company prior to joining PECO. Mr. McNeill holds a bachelor of science degree from the US Naval Academy and has completed graduate courses in business at the University of California – Berkeley and Syracuse University. He is also a graduate of Stanford University“s executive management program. Currently, Mr. McNeill serves as vice chairman of the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association (USNAAA) and on the board of directors of Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited (AEGIS), Northwestern Corporation, Ontario Power Generation, and Portland General Electric where he serves as chairman of the board. He is also a former trustee of Drexel University, which awarded him an honorary doctor of science degree; The Valley Forge Military Academy, and former chairman of Leadership Inc. “I am delighted to welcome Corbin to the O-I Board,” said Steve McCracken, O-I chairman and chief executive officer. “Corbin“s business experience and vast background make him a great addition to our team of directors as we seek to transform O-I.”