SEE (NYSE: SEE) today announced that Dustin Semach will be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer Designate, effective April 17, 2023. He will succeed current CFO Christopher J. Stephens, Jr., who announced his intent to retire last year. To ensure a seamless transition of responsibilities, Chris will retire from the company following the filing of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter 2023.
Dustin has approximately 20 years of financial leadership experience at companies primarily in the technology sector. He most recently served as the CFO of TTEC, a global customer experience technology and services provider, and as CFO of Rackspace Technology, a global cloud services provider. He has also held senior-level positions at DXC Technology, Computer Sciences Corporation and IBM.
“After a thorough internal and external search, we are excited that Dustin, with his unique background in both finance and digital technology, will be an important addition to the SEE team as we execute our Reinvent SEE 2.0, high-quality growth strategy,” said Ted Doheny, President & CEO of SEE. “I look forward to Dustin quickly integrating into our team, accelerating our transformation into a world-class organization, and partnering with customers to deliver digital packaging solutions.”
Dustin holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Clemson University and a master of business administration from Northeastern University.
“What attracted me to SEE is the critical role the company plays in shaping the future of packaging and I’m excited to join the company during this time of transformation,” said Semach. “I’m impressed with the talented global team at SEE and look forward to working alongside them.”
Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges, and to make our world better than we find it. Our automated packaging solutions promote a safer, more resilient, and less wasteful global food, fluids and liquids supply chain, enable e-commerce, and protect goods in transit from damage.
Our globally recognized solution brands include CRYOVAC® food packaging, LIQUIBOX® fluids and liquids systems, SEALED AIR® protective packaging, AUTOBAG® automated packaging systems, BUBBLE WRAP® packaging, SEE Automation™ and prismiq™ digital packaging and printing.
Our partnership with customers creates value through sustainable, automated, and digital packaging solutions, leveraging our industry-leading expertise in materials, automation systems, engineering and technology.
Our SEE Net Positive Circular Ecosystem is leading the packaging industry in creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future. We have pledged to design or advance 100% of our packaging materials to be recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a bolder goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions in our global operations by 2040. Our Global Impact Report highlights how we are shaping the future of the packaging industry. We are committed to a diverse workforce and a caring, inclusive culture through our 2025 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion pledge.
SEE generated $5.6 billion in sales in 2022 and has approximately 16,300 employees (not including Liquibox employees) who serve customers in 120 countries/territories. To learn more, visit sealedair.com.
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