HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Sonoco announced that Richard (Rick) Johnson has joined the Company as Chief Information Officer, reporting to President and CEO Rob Tiede, effective today.
"We were impressed with Rick's proven track record aligning and integrating people, processes and technology," Tiede said. "As we continue to modernize our systems and improve efficiencies within our Business Technology group, we know Rick will provide the vision that will take our Company's technology and information systems to the next level."
Johnson comes from HNI Corporation (NYSE:HNI) of Muscatine, Iowa, where he served as Vice President and CIO since 2011. There, he was responsible for all information services for HNI Corporation), a multi-brand, multinational manufacturer of office furniture and hearth products. Previously, he held executive leadership roles at Johnson Controls, Inc., Capgemini and Ernst & Young LLC., and he started his career at General Motors Corporation. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University.