HARTSVILLE, S.C. (News release) -- Sonoco announced the elevation of Rodger Fuller to the position of Executive Vice President, where he will be responsible for all Industrial and Consumer operations globally, which also includes the Company's Display and Packaging and Protective Solutions segments. Fuller reports to Howard Coker, Sonoco's President and Chief Executive Officer, and the change is effective immediately.
"We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Rodger's caliber to take on such a pivotal role. Rodger has broad and deep consumer and industrial experience, having served in leadership positions across every part of our organization during his 34 years of service to Sonoco," said Coker. "Well respected throughout the Company, Rodger's in-depth knowledge of Sonoco, which includes extensive commercial and operational expertise, will be invaluable to me, and our entire team, as we continue to look for ways to add value to our customers and our shareholders heading into this next decade and beyond."
Fuller, 58, was most recently Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Packaging, Display and Packaging and Protective Solutions, and previously served as Senior Vice President, Paper/Engineered Carriers U.S./Canada & Display and Packaging. Prior to this, he was Group Vice President, Paper and Industrial Converting, U.S. and Canada, and Vice President, Global Primary Materials Group. Rodger began his career at Sonoco in 1985 in the Consumer sector of Sonoco, having held several senior leadership positions, including Vice President, Global Rigid Paper & Closures and Global Plastics. He has a BS degree in Business from Berry College and MBA from Emory University.