Sonoco announced the start of Robert C. Tiede’s tenure as the new President and CEO of Sonoco. Tiede replaces the retiring Jack Sanders, who served as President and CEO since 2013. Tiede will be the ninth CEO of the 119-year-old company. "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, Rob 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. Click Read More below for additional information.
Mondi has announced that all conditions have been satisfied and it has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the outstanding shares in Powerflute Group Holdings, a division of Nordic Packaging and Container Holdings, for a total consideration of EUR 365 million on an enterprise value basis.
Powerflute operates an integrated pulp and paper mill in Kuopio (Finland) with an annual production capacity of 285,000 tons of semi-chemical fluting. The business will be integrated into Mondi’s Packaging Paper business unit.
Commenting on the acquisition, Mondi Group CEO Peter Oswald said, “We are excited to have completed this acquisition, which supports our strategy of investing in high-quality packaging and paper assets, further broadens our containerboard product range, and extends our geographic reach.”