Ceramic Industry News

Owens Named VP and Chief Communications Officer for O-I (posted 10/7/09)

She will be responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of external and internal communications.

Owens-Illinois, Inc. (O-I) recently announced that Barbara Owens has been named vice president and chief communications officer (CCO). Owens will be responsible for leading O-I’s communications strategy through the planning, development, and implementation of external and internal communications on a global basis. She also will provide strategic counsel to the senior leadership team. Owens and her team will work closely with the company’s business units and functions to develop an effective and consistent communications plan that is aligned with O-I’s strategic priorities and business objectives.

“We have worked with Barbara for more than two years and know that she brings the passion and the expertise necessary to enhance the role of communications in our organization,” said Jim Baehren, senior vice president of strategic planning and general counsel. “At O-I, we always have a focus on the long-term, and we are confident that Barbara’s vision will lead our communications effectively into the future.”

Owens joins O-I from Owens Communications LLC, her independent communications consultancy in Chicago, Ill., where she provided O-I with strategic guidance in various communications roles since 2007. During her 20 years in corporate communications, Owens has worked with General Motors, Bayer AG, Bayer Corp., Gagen MacDonald, Immuno AG and Baxter Healthcare.

Visit www.o-i.com for more information.


Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

October 2014 Issue Highlights

Our October 2014 issue is now available!

Posted: January 29, 2015


Ceramics Expo podcast
Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI March 2015 cover

2015 March

We're focusing on thermal processes and decorating in this issue. Check it out!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Daily News

We know where you find the latest ceramic industry news (ahem), but where do you catch up on the rest of your daily news?
View Results Poll Archive


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!