Canadian Packaging

Hayes Named President of Ball Corp.


December 1, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Ball Corporation, a supplier of high-quality metal and plastic packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government, recently announced promotions and senior management changes that will become effective at the beginning of 2010.

John A. Hayes will become president of Ball, while remaining chief operating officer for the corporation, and will also join the board of directors at the beginning of the year.

"We are very pleased to have John Hayes become president of Ball Corporation and join our board," states R. David Hoover, chairman and chief executive officer of Ball Corporation, who has been president of the company since January 2000. "He has been a major contributor to our success since joining the company in 1999. Over the past two years he has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills as executive vice president and chief operating officer."

Hayes began his career with Ball as senior director, corporate planning and development. He was vice-president, corporate strategy, development and marketing, in 2005 when he was named executive vice-president of Ball Packaging Europe. He was president of Ball Packaging Europe before being named to his current position at the beginning of 2008.

Raymond J. Seabrook will become executive vice-president and chief operating officer, global packaging operations, reporting to Hayes.

Seabrook joined Ball Corporation in 1988 with the formation of Ball Packaging Products, Canada. He became corporate vice-president and treasurer in 1992 and chief financial officer in 2000. He has been executive vice-president and chief financial officer since 2006.

"Ray Seabrook will bring knowledge and experience gained from 25 years in the packaging industry and more than two decades with Ball Corporation to the new position of chief operating officer, global packaging," Hayes says. "Packaging products make up more than 90 percent of Ball Corporation’s sales, and we look forward to having a strong, disciplined leader in Ray to lead those businesses."

Scott C. Morrison will become senior vice-president and chief financial officer and will remain treasurer. Morrison joined Ball in 2000 as treasurer after 16 years in the banking industry. He became vice-president and treasurer in 2002.

"Scott Morrison has been instrumental in crafting and executing the strategy that has led to the strong financial position we have today," Hoover said. "Scott’s experience in effectively managing financial risk has played a key role in steering Ball through this time of unprecedented financial volatility, and his deep knowledge of our company and our financial strategy make him well-suited to succeed Ray Seabrook as CFO."

Morrison and Hayes will report to R. David Hoover, chairman and chief executive officer of Ball Corporation.

For more information on Ball Corporation visit www.ball.com.