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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 39,000 team members support your success. We have more than 250 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.

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.

Steve Voorhees

Steve Voorhees

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Voorhees

Steve Voorhees

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Voorhees is chief executive officer. Previously he was CEO of RockTenn. Prior to that, Steve served in various executive leadership roles, including president and chief operating officer; executive vice president and chief financial officer; and chief administrative officer. Before joining RockTenn, Steve was in operations and executive roles at Sonat Inc., a diversified energy company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Northwestern University and a master of business administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Ward Dickson

Ward Dickson

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ward Dickson

Ward Dickson

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ward Dickson brings over 30 years of business experience to WestRock and currently serves as the executive vice president and chief financial officer. In this role, he oversees the global finance organization and plays a key role in the growth and strategy of the company.

Before joining RockTenn, Dickson was senior vice president of finance of Cisco Systems. There, he was responsible for Cisco’s finance organizations that supported the company’s global sales organization, its Services Business, and its captive financing operation, Cisco Capital. Prior to Cisco’s acquisition of Scientific Atlanta in 2008, Dickson served as vice president of finance where he led the finance teams for the company’s three business segments, the financial planning and analysis, and treasury functions. He also served on the corporate operating committee.

Dickson started his career at General Electric, working in a variety of finance and management positions. He attended Indiana University Bloomington and holds a bachelor of science degree in finance.

Jim Porter

Jim Porter

President, Business Development & Latin America

Jim Porter

Jim Porter

President, Business Development & Latin America

Jim Porter is president of business development and Latin America. In this role, he oversees WestRock’s ongoing development of new business opportunities, and has direct oversight for the company’s operations in Latin America. Previously he held the role of president, Paper Solutions, at WestRock, and held a number of key leadership positions at RockTenn. He joined RockTenn in 2008 with the acquisition of Southern Container Corp., where he was president and chief operating officer.

Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in forest management from the University of Missouri, began graduate study in business administration at Western Michigan University and graduated from Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Bob Feeser

Bob Feeser

President, Consumer Packaging

Bob Feeser

Bob Feeser

President, Consumer Packaging

Bob Feeser is president of Consumer Packaging business for WestRock. Previously, Bob was executive vice president of Consumer Paper and Global Solutions for WestRock, Prior to the formation of WestRock, Bob was the executive vice president of Global Operations for MWV. Since joining MWV in 1987, Bob has held leadership roles in operations, sales and general management across the company’s industrial and consumer packaging businesses in both North America and the emerging markets of Brazil, China and India.

Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and pulp and paper science from Miami University, a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Dayton, and a master of business administration from Duke University.

Jeff Chalovich

Jeff Chalovich

President, Corrugated Packaging

Jeff Chalovich

Jeff Chalovich

President, Corrugated Packaging

Jeff Chalovich is president of the company’s Corrugated Packaging business, and oversees the Commercial Excellence organization. Previously he was executive vice president, corrugated containers, for WestRock, and at RockTenn, was senior vice president and general manager of Corrugated Containers. Jeff joined RockTenn in 2008 through the acquisition of Southern Container Corp., where he served in a variety of sales and general management roles while overseeing preprint operations. Before joining Southern Container, Jeff was in sales for Nekoosa Packaging and Weyerhaeuser. Jeff began his career in the paper industry following a four-year tour of duty in the U.S. Army, where he served as an officer.

Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clarion University.

Craig Gunckel

Craig Gunckel

President, Enterprise Solutions

Craig Gunckel

Craig Gunckel

President, Enterprise Solutions

Craig Gunckel is president, Enterprise Solutions for WestRock. In addition to leading the Enterprise Solutions Group, Craig is also responsible for the Merchandising Displays business. Previously, Craig held the positon of executive vice president of Folding Cartons, Displays, RTS and Enterprise Solutions. He also served as executive vice president and general manager of Merchandising Displays for RockTenn, and has held a variety of sales and leadership roles across the company’s merchandising displays and folding carton businesses.

Craig earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Purdue University.

Shan Cooper

Shan Cooper

Chief Transformation Officer

Shan Cooper

Shan Cooper

Chief Transformation Officer

Shan Cooper is chief transformation officer, responsible for leading the company’s efforts to develop the capabilities and processes needed for growth. In addition, Shan leads the company’s procurement, logistics, information technology and recycling operations. Prior to joining WestRock, Shan served as vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Shan currently serves as a trustee of Emory University and the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta.

Shan earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and religion from Emory University as well as a master of business administration from Emory's Roberto Goizueta Business School. She also earned a master of global human resources from Rutgers University.

Bob McIntosh

Bob McIntosh

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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, a master of business administration from Emory University, and a law degree from Washington & Lee University.

Nina Butler

Nina Butler

Chief Sustainability Officer

Nina Butler

Nina Butler

Chief Sustainability Officer

Nina Butler is chief sustainability officer. 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.

Pete Durette

Pete Durette

Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer

Pete Durette

Pete Durette

Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer

Pete Durette is chief strategy and corporate development officer for WestRock, responsible for leading up WestRock’s strategy and corporate development activities. In addition, Durette oversees the Beverage, HH&B and RTS businesses. Previously he was senior vice president of strategy for MWV and leader of the Home, Health & Beauty business. Since joining MWV as vice president and chief strategy officer in 2009, Pete helped reshape the company’s portfolio, leading many of its major growth initiatives and investments. Prior to joining MWV, he was with Textron, Inc. and Marakon Associates.

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

Jennifer Graham-Johnson

Jennifer Graham-Johnson

Chief Human Resources Officer

Jennifer Graham-Johnson

Jennifer Graham-Johnson

Chief Human Resources Officer

Jennifer Graham-Johnson is chief human resources officer. Previously she was executive vice president of human resources for RockTenn. Jennifer joined RockTenn's risk management team in 1993 and has since served in a variety of leadership roles for the company, including director of benefits and senior vice president of employee services.

Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.

Donna Owens Cox

Donna Owens Cox

Chief Communications Officer

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 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 a master of business administration from The Citadel.

Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark

Executive Vice President, Home, Health & Beauty

Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark

Executive Vice President, Home, Health & Beauty

Kevin Clark is executive vice president of Home, Health & Beauty. Previously he was president of Home & Beauty for MWV. Since joining MWV in 1984, Kevin has held a variety of commercial and general management leadership roles across packaging and commercial print.

Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Delaware.

R. Zack Smith

R. Zack Smith

Executive Vice President, Beverage

R. Zack Smith

R. Zack Smith

Executive Vice President, Beverage

Zack is executive vice president of Beverage. Previously he was president of beverage and the Asia-Pacific region for MWV. Since joining MWV in 1985, Zack has held a variety of global commercial and general management roles across international markets in the company’s food, beverage and tobacco businesses.

Zack earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of South Carolina.

Tom Stigers

Tom Stigers

Executive Vice President, Containerboard Mills

Tom Stigers

Tom Stigers

Executive Vice President, Containerboard Mills

Tom Stigers is executive vice president of Corrugated Mills, and leads the company’s engineering and technical resource groups. Previously he was executive vice president of Corrugated Paperboard for WestRock, and was executive vice president, mill operations for RockTenn. Tom joined RockTenn in 2008 with the acquisition of Southern Container Corp., where he served as vice president of Solvay Paperboard. Tom has worked in the paper industry since 1987 in various leadership roles with Champion International, Simpson, Donohue and Abitibi-Consolidated. He began his career in the aerospace industry.

Tom earned bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and paper science and engineering from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, as well as a master of business administration from Adelphi University.

Ken Seeger

Ken Seeger

President, Land & Development

Ken Seeger

Ken Seeger

President, Land & Development

Ken Seeger is president of Land & Development for WestRock, which manages a portfolio of development projects, some of which are held in partnership with companies such as Plum Creek and The Rockefeller Group. He has been in his current position since founding the division at MWV in 2007. He has more than 35 years of real estate, investment, entitlement and development experience throughout the United States, including as founder and president of The Presidio Group, LLC and its affiliates.

Ken earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in finance.

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.

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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.

  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Talent

Employee Resource Groups

When we connect people, we create possibilities.

WestRock’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide shared communities that encourage personal and professional development, networking, community outreach and supporting our business objectives. Our employee-led ERGs go beyond supporting and developing their members. By connecting employees from different levels, departments and locations, business connections are made that ultimately enhance productivity and support the company's vision. 

WestRock currently has four ERGs:

  • African-American Network
  • CLIC: Creating Leaders and Impacting Change (for young professionals)
  • Hispanic/Latino Network
  • Women’s Network

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. 

 

Explore career opportunities at WestRock
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Community

We're doing good in our global backyard.

WestRock Foundation

Everywhere you find WestRock, you'll find the WestRock Foundation, which traces its origins back to 1953. Since then, the Foundation has granted more than $36 million in financial support. Our employees have also donated more than 572,000 hours of community service.

Whether we’re giving grants to arts and education programs or donating our own time through volunteerism, 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 employees who have suffered hardship due to natural or man-made disaster. When a 100-year flood hit the site of our Três Barras Mill in Brazil in 2014, for instance, the Fund donated more than $180,000 to help team members recover. Since its creation in 2005, the Fund has raised more than $500,000 about 60% of which came directly from WestRock employees.
Visit WestRockEmployeeReliefFund.org to learn more
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