(EXAMPLE: 'PACKAGING AUTOMATION')

Real value doesn't come from a supplier. It comes from a partner.

We’re more than a supplier: we’re a partner that provides a competitive advantage, a partner that can deliver consistent quality and superior service, a partner that fuels innovation to foster real, sustainable growth.

We have a long history of entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation. That history includes game-changing developments in papermaking, packaging design and retail solutions, as well as strategically building and strengthening our company's capabilities over time. 

With operations around the world and expertise in every shopping category, we focus on working with brands to help them win across the board by providing an unbeatable portfolio of paper and packaging products. We’re building unbeatable packaging solutions together.

Locations

We're near you and around the world.

When you join forces with WestRock, our 50,000 team members support your success. We have more than 320 manufacturing facilities, design centers, research labs, and sales offices around the world. We offer global execution and local expertise that deliver seamless implementation regardless of where you go to market.

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Leadership

Our leaders are on your team, too.

Our leaders are an extension of your team and are committed to your success. Our Code of Conduct and Corporate Governance Guidelines govern the role our leaders play in the management of our business.

David B. Sewell, WestRock President and Chief Executive Officer

David B. Sewell

Chief Executive Officer

David B. Sewell, WestRock President and Chief Executive Officer

David B. Sewell

Chief Executive Officer

David B. Sewell is chief executive officer. 

Previously he was president and chief operating officer at The Sherwin-Williams Company, where he was responsible for all operating segments for the $18 billion global coatings company. He held leadership positions of increasing responsibly during his 14-year tenure at Sherwin-Williams and previously spent more than 15 years in General Electric’s Plastics and Advanced Materials Division.

David is a member of the board of directors for Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Playhouse Square.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California.

WestRock Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ward Dickson

Ward Dickson

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

WestRock Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ward Dickson

Ward Dickson

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Ward Dickson is chief financial officer and executive vice president. With more than 30 years of business leadership experience, he oversees the global Finance organization and plays a key role in the growth and strategy of the company.

Ward previously served as chief financial officer and executive vice president for RockTenn. He was also senior vice president of finance for Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for the finance organizations that supported the company’s global sales organization, services business and captive financing operation, Cisco Capital. 

He spent 15 years at Scientific Atlanta, where he served as vice president of finance. He started his career at General Electric, working in a variety of finance and management positions. 

Ward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Indiana University Bloomington.

WestRock Chief General Counsel Bob McIntosh

Bob McIntosh

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

WestRock Chief General Counsel Bob McIntosh

Bob McIntosh

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Bob McIntosh is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Previously he was executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for RockTenn. He was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary from 2000 to 2008 and vice president and general counsel from 1995 to 1999.

Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech, an MBA from Emory University and a law degree from Washington & Lee University

WestRock Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Vicki Lostetter

Vicki Lostetter

Chief Human Resources Officer

WestRock Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Vicki Lostetter

Vicki Lostetter

Chief Human Resources Officer

Vicki Lostetter is chief human resources officer, and she is responsible for developing and executing WestRock's human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the company.

Prior to joining WestRock, Vicki served as the general manager of Global Talent Management for Microsoft, Inc., and has held global human resources leadership roles with Coca-Cola, Honeywell and Gelco.

Vicki earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.

WestRock Chief Communications Officer (CCO) Donna Owens Cox

Donna Owens Cox

Chief Communications Officer

WestRock Chief Communications Officer (CCO) Donna Owens Cox

Donna Owens Cox

Chief Communications Officer

Donna Owens Cox is chief communications officer, which includes responsibility for corporate giving programs. 

Previously she was vice president of global communications and brand for MeadWestvaco (MWV). Donna joined MWV's Forestry Division in 1996 and served in communications leadership roles across operations and corporate until being asked to lead the global Communications function in 2005.

Donna earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from The Citadel.

WestRock President Consumer Packaging Pat Lindner

Patrick Lindner

President, Commercial, Innovation and Sustainability

WestRock President Consumer Packaging Pat Lindner

Patrick Lindner

President, Commercial, Innovation and Sustainability

Patrick Lindner serves as president, Commercial, Innovation and Sustainability. In this role, Pat is responsible for accelerating the company’s efforts to leverage our unique portfolio and deliver complete solutions for customers. He leads the company’s global strategy, including marketing, machinery, innovation, sustainability and enterprise commercial operations.

Previously, Pat served as executive advisor to private equity firm New Mountain Capital and chief operating officer for W.L. Gore & Associates. He also held various leadership roles with E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, including as president, DuPont Performance Polymers.

He has a passion for innovation, diversity and inclusion, and environmental sustainability as drivers of exceptional business performance.

Pat earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hamilton College and a PhD in chemistry from Dartmouth University. 

Patrick Kivits - President, Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) - WestRock

Patrick Kivits

President, Consumer Packaging

Patrick Kivits - President, Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) - WestRock

Patrick Kivits

President, Consumer Packaging

Patrick Kivits is president, Consumer Packaging, and he is responsible for folding cartons and specialty packaging, including the Food, Beverage, and Home, Beauty & Health (HBH) businesses. 

At WestRock, he was previously president of the MPS business and the executive vice president of operations for MPS in North America and China. Prior to joining WestRock, Patrick was senior vice president of EIMEA and global packaging for H.B. Fuller, a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals.

He earned a master’s degree in mechanical process engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, and an MBA from Henley Business School in the U.K.

WestRock Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President Corrugated Containers Pete Durette

Pete Durette

President, Corrugated Packaging

WestRock Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President Corrugated Containers Pete Durette

Pete Durette

President, Corrugated Packaging

Pete Durette is the president, Corrugated Packaging, leading the converting sales and operations for the Corrugated Box business. 

At WestRock, he was most recently the chief strategy officer and executive vice president leading the Corrugated Container business. He also served as senior vice president of strategy and the leader of the Home, Health & Beauty business at MeadWestvaco (MWV).  Prior to joining MWV, he was with Textron, Inc. and Marakon Associates.

Pete earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

WestRock Executive Vice President Corrugated Mills Tom Stigers

Tom Stigers

President, Mill Operations

WestRock President Mill Operations Tom Stigers

Tom Stigers

President, Mill Operations

Tom Stigers is president, Mill Operations, and he is responsible for the combined operations of all WestRock mills. 

He has more than 30 years of experience in the paper industry, including 20 years with WestRock and its legacy companies, most recently as the executive vice president of Containerboard Mills. He also served as executive vice president of Corrugated Paper Solutions for WestRock; executive vice president, Mill Operations for RockTenn; and vice president of Solvay Paperboard for Southern Container Corp.

Tom has also held various leadership roles with Champion International, Simpson, Donohue and Abitibi-Consolidated. He began his career in the aerospace industry.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and bachelor’s degree in paper science and engineering from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, as well as an MBA from Adelphi University.

John O'Neal - President, Global Paper Sales

John O'Neal

President, Global Paper

John O'Neal - President, Global Paper

John O'Neal

President, Global Paper

John O'Neal is president, Global Paper, and he is responsible for the combined sales and commercial operations for paperboard and containerboard. 

At WestRock, he was most recently executive vice president of the global Food & Beverage business and also served as executive vice president of the folding carton business. Prior to joining WestRock, John was senior vice president and chief commercial officer at Mirant Corporation.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

WestRock Chief Information Officer (CIO) Amir Kazmi

Amir Kazmi

Chief Information and Digital Officer

WestRock Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO) Amir Kazmi

Amir Kazmi

Chief Information and Digital Officer

Amir Kazmi is chief information and digital officer, and he is responsible for developing and executing the global information systems and technology strategy. In addition, Amir is leading our digital transformation.

Previously he was chief executive officer for a nanomaterials startup. He has also held various leadership positions at Lockheed Martin in information technology, research and development, and strategic business growth.

Amir earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Mount Saint Mary's University and a Master of Science degree in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

WestRock Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) Nina Butler

Nina Butler

Chief Environmental Officer and Associate General Counsel

WestRock Chief Environmental Officer and Associate General Counsel Nina Butler

Nina Butler

Chief Environmental Officer and Associate General Counsel

Nina Butler is chief environmental officer and associate general counsel. 

Previously she was senior vice president and senior environmental counsel for RockTenn. Nina joined RockTenn in 2011 with the acquisition of Smurfit-Stone, where she served as senior environmental counsel. Nina began her career as an environmental attorney with Hunton & Williams.

Nina earned a bachelor’s degree in urban and environmental planning from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Tulane University.

Innovation and Marketing Leadership

Senior Vice President, Science and Innovation - Rajiv Banavali

Rajiv Banavali

Senior Vice President, Science & Innovation

Senior Vice President, Science and Innovation - Rajiv Banavali

Rajiv Banavali

Senior Vice President, Science & Innovation

Rajiv Banavali is senior vice president, Science and Innovation, and he is responsible for leading WestRock’s efforts to accelerate the design and development of sustainable, differentiated and value-added winning solutions for our customers. 

Prior to joining WestRock, Rajiv served as the global vice president, research and technology – textiles for Huntsman Corporation and as the vice president and chief technology officer – Advanced Materials for Honeywell International.

Rajiv earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in organic chemistry from Bombay University and a doctorate degree in organic chemistry from the University of Missouri. He has published 80 publications and holds 50 patents.

Chief Marketing Officer Margaret Herndon

Margaret Herndon

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Marketing Officer Margaret Herndon

Margaret Herndon

Chief Marketing Officer

Margaret Herndon is chief marketing officer, and she leads the company-wide Marketing organization, including the planning, activation and oversight of the enterprise marketing strategy. 

Prior to joining WestRock, Margaret served as chief marketing officer at Ericsson North America, where she was responsible for leading marketing and communications strategy. Margaret also spent 10 years with Hewlett-Packard, holding senior leadership positions in software, enterprise services and corporate marketing.

She is an active leader in diversity and inclusion, as well as community outreach. She recently received a Leadership Excellence award for the technology category from the National Diversity Council and serves on the board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Margaret earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia University. 

Let's Connect

At WestRock, we’re proud of the millions of packages and boxes we make every year. But we are even more proud of what each of these boxes represent: connections.

Connections between our company and our customers who depend on us to help them solve the challenges they face. 

Connections between our team members who work together to bring packaging to life.

Connections between consumers and the products they want and need.

WestRock creates winning solutions for our customers Connecting People to Products®. 

Let's connect. 

WestRock - Connecting People to Products®

We believe in connections:
to partners, to customers and to each other

Creating intricately designed packages and displays takes wide-ranging expertise, carefully cultivated insight and a relentless focus on innovation. How we connect these fundamental concepts together is what makes us unique: we foster connections through partnerships that create winning solutions for our customers.

Meet a few of our 50,000 global team members who connect across facilities, languages and cultures to build WestRock’s differentiated portfolio of paper and packaging solutions. These team members connect with our partners and consumers to develop the insight needed to drive the next generation of packaging innovation. These partnerships ensure that your packaging and display solutions ultimately help you connect with your customers.

Values

Being an industry leader in scale and capability comes with a lot of responsibility.

Values are the heart of our business and shape everything that we do. As we join our partners on the front lines of their business, they can depend on us to conduct ourselves the right way, every day.

Integrity

We are honest, ethical and do the right thing.

Respect

We treat one another with respect and earn the respect of others through our action.

Accountability

We are responsible for our work, to our team and for contributing to the success of our company.

Excellence

We strive to perform at the highest levels—for ourselves and for our customers, investors and communities.

Two men with hard hats on sitting in a golf cart waving.

Diversity and Inclusion

Delivering in a global marketplace. 

For us, diversity and inclusion are business drivers. It all starts with a diverse employee base operating in an inclusive environment. An environment where everyone feels valued and respected. We strive to create a culture where people of different backgrounds and perspectives not only reflect the global marketplace and our diverse customer base, but also drive business growth and productivity.

Diversity and inclusion enhances our interactions with customers, co-workers and suppliers. It gives us broader market knowledge and a better understanding of customer and consumer preferences. More than that, it drives higher levels of performance, engagement and contribution by our co-workers.

Put simply, diversity and inclusion allows us to be better prepared to serve our markets and increases our ability to solve our customers’ challenges.

  • Suppliers
  • Talent

Diversity & Inclusion

WestRock's Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Belonging Vision Statement

WestRock will be a company where each of us genuinely belongs, is respected and valued, and can do our best work, and where diversity, inclusion and equity are competitive advantages.

Suppliers

A supply chain as diverse as the communities in which we serve

With a diverse pool of suppliers, WestRock is committed to providing enterprise wide procurement opportunities to certified minority firms. WestRock strives to build, mentor, nurture and empower a supply chain that reflects the diversity of our customers and the global communities where we work and serve.

Our Commitment to Supplier Diversity

Talent

Female in hard hat at Mill

We're looking for people who can help us reach our full potential.

Diversity and inclusion are key to our success. It makes us stronger, smarter and better positioned to inspire creativity and innovation. So our recruitment efforts mirror the diversity of the markets we serve and ensure that our employees have a variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. 


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WestRock Foundation

Community

We're doing good in our global backyard.

WestRock Foundation

At WestRock, we care about our communities. We want them to be vibrant and prosperous – places where our more than 50,000 employees and their families can live, work and play. Not only do we invest in our communities, we leverage the support of the WestRock Foundation and our employee volunteer programs. When our team members roll up their sleeves and volunteer our Foundation recognizes their commitment with a grant – it’s our way of thanking them for their commitment to their community.

Whether we’re providing grants to organizations focused on environmental conservation projects or developing a workforce pipeline for our industry, or supporting our team members and causes they care about, we’re building better communities in the regions where we do business.

Visit WestRockFoundation.org to learn more

Employee Relief Fund

Our Employee Relief Fund provides financial assistance to team members who suffer hardship due to a natural or man-made disaster.

In 2018, the Fund provided more than $1.1 million grants to more than 400 team members who experienced financial hardship due to a hurricane, flood or home fire. Since the Fund was established in 2005, more than 1,000 grants totaling more than $2.3 million have been provided to WestRock team members.

Visit Employee Relief Fund to learn more