NEW YORK Ball Corp.
executive vice president and chief operating officer of global
packaging Raymond Seabrook will retire at year-end, with Gerrit
Heske and Michael Feldser set to take over his
Heske, formerly president of
Ball Packaging Europe, will be responsible for leading the
Broomfield, Colo.-based companys metal beverage packaging
businesses in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Meanwhile,
Feldser, who has led Balls food and household products
packaging division in the Americas since 2007, will lead its
metal food and household packaging products businesses
globally, the company said.
"With Rays desire to retire and the continuing growth
in our metal beverage and our food and household packaging
businesses, it is the right time to execute the next step in
our succession plan," Ball president and chief executive
officer John Hayes said in a statement.