Haudrich Named CFO of O-I as Bertsch Announces Retirement
In addition to assuming responsibilities for the company’s finance and information technology functions, Haudrich will continue to lead O-I’s strategy and integration organization.
Owens-Illinois (O-I) recently announced that John Haudrich has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), as Jan Bertsch has elected to step down and retire after serving as CFO since November 2015. In addition to assuming responsibilities for the company’s finance and information technology functions, Haudrich will continue to lead O-I’s strategy and integration organization. Haudrich and Bertsch will work together through mid-2019 to fully transition responsibilities.
Most recently, Haudrich served as senior vice president and chief strategy and integration officer at O-I, where he led the development and execution of the company’s strategy in partnership with the global leadership team. Prior to that role, he held various financial positions at the company, including vice president and acting CFO; vice president, finance and corporate controller; and vice president, Investor Relations.
“It is an exciting time at O-I as we continue our transformational journey,” said Andres Lopez, CEO. “John has been at the center of this effort—defining and executing our strategy that focuses on growth by leveraging a renewed interest in sustainable glass packaging, establishing O-I as the most cost-effective glass supplier, expanding our business in selective and attractive segments, and developing new breakthrough innovations. Jan and John have worked closely together over the past three years alongside the global leadership team to help enable O-I’s transformation. By leveraging his strategic and financial skills, his business acumen, and his in-depth understanding of the company’s business, John is the ideal leader of O-I’s integrated finance, IT, and strategy organization going forward.
“I want to thank Jan for her remarkable contribution to O-I’s transformation, which began around the time she joined the company in 2015. During Jan’s tenure as CFO, O-I’s financial performance has improved significantly, reflecting her leadership as well as the contributions of the many very capable leaders across the company. Jan has been a wonderful member to work with in the global leadership team. On the behalf of all at O-I, I wish Jan well in her retirement.”
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