Salmon joined the company in 2007 with Berry’s acquisition of Covalence Specialty Materials, where he led the Adhesives Division for four years. From 2007-2014, he served as president of Berry’s Engineered Materials Division, prior to being appointed president of Berry’s Rigid Closed Top Division in 2014 and president of Berry’s Consumer Packaging Division in 2015. Before joining Covalence, he was general manager of Honeywell Plastics and global sales director for Allied Signal’s Engineering Plastics and Films. He began his career with General Electric.
Ronald S. (Ron) Rolfe, chairman of the nominating and governance committee of the board of Berry Plastics, said: “Berry has thrived under Jon’s leadership. During his tenure, the company completed 12 acquisitions, expanded its product offering and geographic footprint, became a public company whose share price has more than tripled since the IPO, and grew revenue by over $2 billion.” He continued: “I commend Jon for his leadership and for ensuring that Berry had a sound succession plan in place. Tom is a well-respected leader, and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”
PHOTO: Thomas E. (Tom) Salmon