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James W. Billings, President, Ball Aerosol Packaging

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Ball Corporation History

  • 2022; president, Ball Aerosol Packaging
  • 2021; vice president and general manager, Ball Aerosol Packaging
  • 2015-2021: vice president, commercial, Beverage Packaging North & Central America
  • 2013-2025; vice president, innovation, Global Metal Beverage Packaging, and vice president, marketing, Ball Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas
  • 2011-2013; director, innovation and marketing, Ball Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas
  • 2010-2011; director, marketing
  • 2008-2010; manager, marketing and business development
  • 2006-2008; manager, marketing

Previous Work Experience

  • 2004-2006; strategist, Egg Strategy, Boulder, Colo.
  • 1998-2001; teacher, Vail Mountain School, Vail, Colo.

Professional Affiliations

  • 2008-2011; communications committee, Canned Food Alliance
  • 2007-2011; CSPA Recycling Committee
  • Education

    • 2004; MBA, University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, Boulder
    • 1998; bachelor’s degree, government, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

    Emily Fong Mitchell, President & General Manager, Ball Aluminum Cups

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    Ball Corporation History

    • 2022 - present; President and General Manager, Ball Aluminum Cups

    Previous Work Experience

    • General Manager, Personal Care North America, Colgate-Palmolive
    • Director, Colgate-Palmolive Philippines, Inc.
    • Director, Haircare, Colgate-Palmolive Mexico
    • Associate Director, Toothbrush, Mouthwash, Personal Care & Fabric Care, Colgate-Palmolive China
    • Associate Director, China Consumer Innovation Center, Colgate-Palmolive
    • Various marketing, brand and product management positions, Colgate-Palmolive

    Awards and Recognitions

    • Member, Chief, a network for senior women leaders

    Education

    • Bachelor’s degree, East Asian studies, Harvard University
    • Master's certificate, international economics, Johns Hopkins SAIS/Nanjing University
    • MBA in marketing, concentration in operations, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Ron Lewis *, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Global Beverage Packaging

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    Ball Corporation History

    • 2021-present; senior vice president and chief operating officer, Global Beverage Packaging
    • 2019-2020; president, Beverage Packaging Europe, Middle East & Africa

    Previous Work Experience

    • Chief supply chain officer, Coca-Cola European Partners
    • Senior vice president – supply chain, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
    • Chief procurement officer, The Coca-Cola Company
    • Senior vice president and general manager, The Coca-Cola Company
    • North America supply chain vice president, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
    • Vice president and chief procurement officer, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

    Education

    • 1990; MBA, operations, marketing, finance, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
    • 1984; bachelor’s degree, chemical engineering, Montana State University-Bozeman

    Kathleen Pitre *, Senior Vice President & President of North and Central America

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    Ball Corporation History

    • 2021-present, president, Beverage Packaging North & Central America
    • 2019-2021, chief commercial & sustainability officer, Global Beverage Packaging
    • 2015-2019, vice president, communications and corporate relations
    • 2014-2015; director, corporate relations; executive director, The Ball Foundation

    Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

    • 2013; business unit manager, corporate communications
    • 2010-2013; sr. manager, internal communications
    • 2007-2010; administrative manager, internal communications
    • 2004-2007; technical writer
    • 2003-2004; administrative intern 

    Previous Work Experience

    • Colorado State University, University Advancement
    • Colorado State University, Athletic Media Relations

    Boards/Professional Activities

    • Board member; Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry
    • Women in Aerospace
    • Public Relations Society of America
    • Founding member of the Colorado State University Liberal Arts Ambassadors Council

    Awards/Recognitions

    • 2011: NASA Excellence Award for public affairs work on the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Exploration Vehicle

    Education

    • 2004; master’s degree, technical communication, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
    • 2000; bachelor’s degree, speech communication, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins

    Fauze Villatoro *, Senior Vice President & President of South America

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    Ball Corporation History

    • 2022 - present; president, Beverage Packaging South America
    • 2020 - 2022; vice president, commercial, Beverage Packaging South America
    • 2017 - 2020; vice president, integrated business planning, Beverage Packaging South America
    • 2016 - 2017; regional manager, Beverage Packaging South America

    Previous Work Experience

    • 2011-2016; manager, Regional, Rexam – South America
    • 2009-2011; manager, Production, Rexam – South America (Águas Claras Plant)
    • 2008-2009; manager, Lean Enterprise, Rexam – South America (Jacareí Plant)
    • 2007-2008; manager, Operations, Rexam – South America (Santa Cruz Plant)
    • Alcan Packaging Beauty (Brazil)
    • Think Tank Consulting GmbH (Germany)

    Board / Professional Affiliations

    • Ball Executive Leadership Team
    • Rexam Executive Leadership Team

    Education

    • 2011-2012, Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) – Lyon and London
    • 2013, Master Business Administration, Corporate Finance, Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais (IBMEC), Brazil
    • 2008, Six Sigma Black Belt, Brazil
    • 2005, Postgraduate, Quality and Productivity, Universidade Federal de Itajubá, Brazil
    • 2003-2004, Rexam Horizon Program (Leadership Development), EAP (France), Carlson School of Management (USA) and Ashridge Management Center (UK)
    • 2002, Six Sigma Green Belt, Brazil
    • 2000, Mechanical Engineer, Universidade São Francisco, Brazil

    Mandy Glew *, President, Beverage Packaging EMEA

    Ball Corporation History

    • 2024 – Present; President, BPEMEA
    • 2020 – 2024; Vice President Commercial, BPEMEA

    Previous Work Experience

    • Vice President Commercial Operations, Procter & Gamble, Northern Europe
    • Vice President & Managing Director Market Operations, Procter & Gamble, Nordic
    • Vice President Sales, Procter & Gamble, Nordic
    • Senior Director Sales, Procter & Gamble, UK
    • 23-year career with P&G across a variety of roles in manufacturing, supply chain, sales, marketing and general management

    Awards and Recognitions

    • Publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry

    Education

    • Ph.D., Thesis - Carbohydrate Liquid Crystal Drugs and their Self-Assembling Activity, University of Hull, UK
    • BSC (Hons) First Class, Chemistry with Bio-organic Chemistry & Toxicology, University of Hull, UK
    • Managerial Finance, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

    *Designates Corporate Officer