Greif Names Peter Watson as Chief Operating Officer

Dec. 6, 2013 - The Board of Directors of Greif, Inc. has appointed Peter Watson, 56, chief operating officer of the company, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Watson was group president responsible for Greif's Paper Packaging and Land Management business segments as well as Global Sourcing & Supply Chain and the company's Greif Business System capabilities.

Greif President and CEO David Fischer said, "Throughout his career at Greif, Pete has demonstrated his ability to lead and grow businesses. In the role of COO, Pete's leadership and deep operating experience will further position our global team for maximum effectiveness. His emphasis on safety, knowledge of the Greif Business System and commitment to The Greif Way will significantly contribute to the success of the company and its business ambitions.

Watson will assume responsibility for all business operations in his new capacity including Greif's Flexible Products & Services segment, where his experience in integrated hub and spoke manufacturing models is expected to add significantly to that business.

Greif is a world leader in industrial packaging products and services. The company produces steel, plastic, fibre, flexible, corrugated, multiwall and reconditioned containers, intermediate bulk containers, containerboard and packaging accessories, and provides blending, filling, packaging and industrial packaging reconditioning services for a wide range of industries. To learn more visit: www.greif.com.

SOURCE: Greif, Inc.