Canadian Packaging

O-I Americas names new president

Andres Lopez to lead North America and South America Regions.


July 24, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Perrysburg, Ohio—Owens-Illinois, Inc.  has announced that Andres Lopez has been named president, O-I Americas, as of July 18, 2014.

Lopez will lead the North America and South America regions of the company, and will be based in the O-I global headquarters at Perrysburg, OH.

Lopez joined O-I in 1986 and has held various leadership positions, including country general manager; vice president of manufacturing, North America; and global vice president, manufacturing and engineering.

Since April of 2009, Lopez has served as president of O-I South America, where he led a significant improvement in the performance of the region in the areas of safety, cost competitiveness and commercial results. Under Lopez’s leadership, the region achieved significant organic growth, complemented by the integration of several acquisitions in Brazil and Argentina.

“Andres’ knowledge and deep experience with O-I gives us the opportunity to leverage best practices across both regions and enhance our overall competitiveness,” says O-I chairman and  chief executive officer Al Stroucken. “I am confident in his ability to provide strong leadership to these regional organizations and accelerate delivery of results for shareholders and employees.”

Owens-Illinois is the world’s largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world’s leading food and beverage brands. The company had revenues of US $7-billion in 2013 and employs approximately 22,500 people at 77 plants in 21 countries.

For more information, visit www.o-i.com.