WestRock has confirmed that Pat Lindner, President, Consumer Packaging, has been named Chief Innovation Officer in addition to his leadership role of the company’s Consumer Packaging segment.
As CIO, Lindner will lead WestRock’s global innovation capabilities in materials science and manufacturing services, and accelerate the development of new, sustainable products and solutions. He will also lead the company’s sustainability efforts globally, ensuring the processes and systems and the actions taken, support continued improvement in sustainable operations and packaging.
“Pat’s leadership of WestRock’s innovation and sustainability efforts will accelerate our ability to develop, design and produce packaging that is good for the environment,” said Steve Voorhees, Chief Executive Officer. “As our customers’ needs for sustainable, fiber-based packaging continue to grow, we are well positioned to meet these needs and create additional value for our customers and stockholders.”