Bertsch Named Chief Financial Officer of O-I
Owens-Illinois (O-I) recently announced the appointment of Jan Bertsch as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective November 23, 2015. In addition to assuming responsibility for the company’s financial function, Bertsch will lead O-I’s information technology organization. She will report to Andres Lopez, CEO.
Most recently, Bertsch served as executive vice president and CFO for Sigma-Aldrich. Prior to joining Sigma-Aldrich in 2012, Bertsch was vice president, controller and principal accounting officer at BorgWarner. She also spent nearly 30 years at Chrysler LLC and Ford Motor Co. in various roles of increasing responsibility.
“Having served as a senior financial leader in several global manufacturing companies, Bertsch brings a great wealth of experience to O-I,” said Lopez. “She is a CFO with a solid track record of operational and cost improvement, value creation and asset optimization. Her impressive credentials, combined with her leadership style and approach, will strengthen our Global Leadership Team and makes her an ideal fit for our organization.”
Bertsch succeeds John Haudrich, who had served as acting CFO since April 2015 and was recently named senior vice president and chief Strategy and Integration officer.
“I look forward to joining the O-I team and having an opportunity to leverage my prior experience facing many similar challenges and opportunities to make a positive difference for the company,” said Bertsch.
For more information, visit www.o-i.com.