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Bemis names new VP and CFO

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Bemis Company Micahel Clauer

Michael Clauer named Bemis Company vice-president and chief financial officer.

NEENAH, Wis.—Bemis Company, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has elected Michael B. Clauer to the position of vice-president and chief financial officer.

“I am pleased that Mike is joining our executive management team at Bemis. He is an accomplished leader who will play a key role in driving improved financial performance throughout our organization,” says Bemis Company president and chief executive officer  William F. Austen. “Mike’s industry expertise, along with his broad functional and business background, will serve Bemis well as we execute our growth strategy.”

Clauer joins Bemis from BWAY Corporation, a supplier of metal and rigid plastic containers, where he had been executive vice-president and chief financial officer since 2009. Before joining BWAY, he held a number of positions with increasing responsibility at Apogee Enterprises, Inc., including chief financial officer, executive vice-president of operations, and president of several business units. Previously, Clauer served as chief financial officer at Open Port Technology and at Budget Group Inc. and also held various financial positions at PepsiCo.

Clauer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Bemis Company, Inc. is a major supplier of flexible packaging used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, Bemis reported 2013 net sales from continuing operations of $4.5 billion. Bemis has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 17,000 individuals worldwide. More information about Bemis is available at


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