Liqui-Box Announces the Appointment of Ken J. Swanson as CEO
WORTHINGTON, Ohio, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Liqui-Box Corporation (“Liqui-Box”), a global leader in bag-in-box packaging, today announced the appointment of Ken J. Swanson as CEO, effective August 1, 2013.
Mr. Swanson brings over 25 years of global experience with multiple types of manufacturing technologies across a full range of sales channels. He most recently served as Executive Vice President, Flexible Packaging at Berry Plastics Corporation. Prior to Berry Plastics, Mr. Swanson held executive positions with Pliant Corporation, and Huntsman Packaging Corporation and has developed significant experience building strategic customer alliances as well as leading complex packaging operations. Mr. Swanson has been a Director of the U.S. Flexible Packaging Association since 2005 and is currently serving as Vice Chairman.
“Ken brings an impressive record of success leading global packaging businesses that will be directly applicable to Liqui-Box,” said Roszann Graham, who joined Liqui-Box as CEO in 2008. Roszann led Liqui-Box’s successful transition from a division of DuPont to a stand-alone business owned by The Sterling Group. “Ken will lead Liqui-Box to the next level of growth. We will be working closely together over the next few weeks to seamlessly make this transition for our employees, customers and suppliers.”
“Liqui-Box has a long history of providing customized, best in class bag-in-box packaging solutions to world class companies,” said Mr. Swanson. “We plan to build on Liqui-Box’s leading technology, customer service and proven track record of innovation to serve our loyal customer base and build new partnerships around the world.”
Headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, Liqui-Box is a leading supplier of bag-in-box flexible packaging to the global dairy, beverage and bulk food markets. The company’s product offering includes consumables, such as bags with fitments and pouch films, as well as industry leading filling machines. With offices in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Liqui-Box provides unique and customized solutions for its customers on a global basis.