WestRock has named Pat Lindner as the new president of its Consumer Packaging division.
Lindner will join WestRock in March from the privately held, $3 billion USD sales, W.L. Gore & Associates, where he has served as its chief operating officer. Prior to this role, Lindner served as president of the $6 billion USD sales performance materials group at DuPont.
Lindner succeeds Bob Feeser, who is retiring from the role after a 32-year career that has seen him hold various management and leadership positions within the company’s paper, containerboard and consumer packaging businesses. Since the creation of WestRock, he has led the company’s Consumer Packaging business, advancing its strategy in both paperboard and packaging across the consumer packaging markets. Feeser will retire from the company effective April 30.
WestRock CEO Steve Voorhees said: ‘Throughout his career, Bob has set an outstanding example through his unwavering commitment to our customers' success, his collaborative mindset and his thoughtful mentorship.
‘Over the past four years, Bob has played an instrumental role in the development of WestRock as a member of our executive team and, as president of our Consumer Packaging business, he has set the strategic and organizational foundation that will enable our future success. I wish Bob and his wife, Sue, the very best in retirement.’
Voorhees continued: ‘Pat is known as a collaborative and passionate driver of operational excellence, innovation, and growth. His 20 years of experience with scaled, global businesses will provide valuable perspective to WestRock. I am excited to have him join our team and look forward to his leadership of our Consumer Packaging business.’