Submitted by: Keep America Beautiful
Posted: Jan 29, 2008 – 09:00 AM EST
Jan. 29 /CSRwire/ - STAMFORD, CT - January 29, 2008 – L. Richard Crawford, President of Global Glass Operations, O-I, has been named to the national board of directors of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., as announced at a recent Keep America Beautiful board of directors' meeting in Washington, D.C.
"We are very pleased to have Rich Crawford as a new member of the Keep America Beautiful board of directors," said McKenna. "Each new director brings to our organization particular expertise that will be instrumental in Keep America Beautiful's continuing effort to provide community improvement solutions across America."
Other new members elected to the board of Keep America Beautiful (KAB) include Susan Henderson, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.; John W. Burgess, President & CEO, Coca-Cola Recycling Corp., LLC; Howard Ungerleider, Commercial Vice President, Plastics, The Dow Chemical Company; Paula Davis, Executive Director, Keep Akron (Ohio) Beautiful; and the newly-appointed President & CEO of Keep America Beautiful, Matthew McKenna. Barry H. Caldwell, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, Waste Management, Inc., was appointed chairperson of KAB in the summer of 2007.
"As a founding member of the organization, O-I is dedicated to Keep America Beautiful and I am honored to help continue its long legacy of community involvement," said Crawford. "Environmental stewardship is key to O-I, especially in the area of recycling, which certainly supports Keep America Beautiful's mission of promoting greater responsibility for improving community environments."
Crawford, a 25-year veteran of O-I, has served as President of Global Glass Operations since October 2006. Prior to being named to his current position, Crawford served as President of the Latin American division beginning in 2005. He also served as Director of Operations and Technology for O-I's European Operations beginning in 2004. In 2000, he was named a Vice President of the company. O-I is a founding member of Keep America Beautiful and has had a presence on the KAB board since KAB's inception.
About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. This national nonprofit forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. For more information, visit www.kab.org.
Millions of times a day, O-I delivers many of the world's best-known consumer products to people all around the world. With the leading position in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America, O-I provides consumer-preferred, 100 percent recyclable glass containers that enable superior taste, purity, visual appeal and value benefits for our customers’ products. Established in 1903, the company employs more than 25,000 people with 83 manufacturing facilities in 22 countries. In 2006, net sales from continuing glass operations were $6.65 billion.
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