Sonoco Names Marcy Thompson as Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
June 26, 2013 - Sonoco said that Marcy Thompson has been named vice president, marketing and innovation. In this new position, Thompson, 51, will lead Sonoco's marketing function, including an initiative to develop a focused consumer insights and end-use market strategy to better serve the Company's customers.
Previously, Thompson headed the North American Rigid Paper division since 2011. Group Vice President Howard Coker will temporarily take over the division's day-to-day operations until a successor is named and will maintain responsibilities for the Sonoco's global Rigid Paper, Closures and Plastics businesses.
Thompson joined Sonoco in 2006 as division vice president of sales and marketing for the North American Industrial Products Division where she later became division vice president and general manager. Prior to becoming a corporate officer in 2011 and leading Rigid Paper North America, she was division vice president and general manager, Sonoco Recycling, LLC, and division vice president and general manager of the Company's North America Tubes and Cores Division.
Thompson joined Sonoco from General Electric's Commercial Finance business where she was chief marketing officer, Healthcare Financial Services. She previously held several sales, marketing and business leadership positions with General Electric, The Gillette Company and Inland Steel Company. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in metallurgy, and has earned a Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification.