Crown Holdings names Gerard Gifford EVP and COO
In this new role, Mr. Gifford will be responsible for the Americas and European Divisions. Mr. Gifford will also assume responsibility for CMB Engineering, which is the Company's can manufacturing equipment business, and corporate project management and engineering.
Currently, Mr. Gifford serves as President CROWN Europe. Mr. Gifford has more than thirty-five years of experience with the Company in increasingly responsible roles.
Prior to his current position in Europe, he led CROWN Beverage Packaging North America for four years.
Mr. Gifford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Clarkson University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University's School of Business.
On April 1, 2017, Didier Sourisseau, who is currently Senior Vice President Food Europe, will be promoted to President CROWN Europe.
Mr. Sourisseau has been with the Company for more than twenty-five years and has been President Food Europe since 2010.
Prior to that, he was Vice President CROWN Specialty Packaging Europe.
Mr. Sourisseau holds a degree in Economics from the University of Bordeaux and an MBA in Marketing and International Management from the EDC, Paris. ■
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