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Robert Tiede takes the top role

Sonoco has confirmed the start of Robert Tiede’s tenure as the new President and CEO. Tiede replaces the retiring Jack Sanders, who served as President and CEO since 2013.

“It’s humbling, and truly an honor to have the opportunity to lead such a storied company, with a legacy going back more than a century,” said Tiede. “This is an exciting time for Sonoco as we continue to evolve our portfolio and geographic footprint in ways that help us serve our purpose, Better Packaging. Better Life., while delivering value to our shareholders, our customers and our teammates.”

Prior to being named CEO, Tiede served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sonoco, with global leadership, sales and operating responsibility for all of the Company’s diversified consumer, industrial and protective packaging businesses.

“Rob has made significant contributions to Sonoco over the past fourteen years, especially as we have worked to expand our consumer packaging business,” said Board Chairman, Harris DeLoach. “We look forward to Rob’s leadership as we continue to build upon our existing foundation, while charting new courses for growth.”