Sonoco, one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has elected Sundaram Nagarajan to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Nagarajan is executive vice president of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., and has worldwide responsibility for the company's Automotive OEM segment, which produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. He originally joined Hobart Brothers in 1991, which was acquired by ITW in 1996. After holding various roles of increasing responsibility at Hobart Brothers, Mr. Nagarajan was promoted to group vice president of ITW's Welding Group in 2006 and group president of Welding International in 2008. Most recently he was executive vice president of ITW's Welding segment.
"We're very pleased to have Naga join Sonoco's Board," said Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., executive chairman of Sonoco's Board of Directors. "He brings a wealth of manufacturing, engineering and global management experience, which will be extremely valuable to the Board as Sonoco continues to grow its diversified Consumer, Industrial and Protective Solutions businesses around the world."
Mr. Nagarajan, 52, resides in Lake Forest, Ill., and holds a BS degree from South Gujarat (India) University, an MBA from Wright State (Ohio) University and an MS and Ph.D. in materials science from Auburn (Ala.) University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of EWI, an engineering consulting firm, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Hobart Welding Institute and Technology and of the American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation, Inc. He is engaged with a number of not-for-profit organizations in the Chicago area and is a member of the Executive Club and Economics Club of Chicago.
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized combined sales of $5.0 billion, the Company has 20,800 employees working in more than 330 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2014/2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.
Source : Sonoco Products Company