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Grissett Named Division Vice President, General Manager of Global Flexibles at Sonoco

HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today that Russell Grissett has assumed the duties of Division Vice President and General Manager of Global Flexibles, effective April 1, 2019.

Grissett is a 25-year Sonoco veteran who has demonstrated strong commercial and operational leadership within the Company’s Consumer Packaging and Protective Solutions businesses. Most recently, Grissett was Division Vice President and General Manager of Global Protective Solutions.

“During his tenure at Sonoco, Russell has been a tremendous strength in our Protective Solutions business,” said Rodger Fuller, senior vice president, Global Consumer Packaging, Display & Packaging and Protective Solutions. “He will bring a fresh perspective to our Flexibles division to drive performance and accelerate growth.”

About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco (SON) is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5.4 billion, the Company has 23,000 employees working in approximately 300 operations in 36 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, services and programs for our customers, employees and communities that support our corporate purpose of Better Packaging. Better Life. The Company ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2019 as well as Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies. For more information, visit www.sonoco.com.

Contact: Roger Schrum

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