Investors / Corporate Governance / Operations Executives

Colin Gillis, President, Beverage Packaging North and Central America

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Ball Corporation History

  • 2016-present; president, Beverage Packaging Europe
  • 2013-2016; president, Ball Packaging Europe
  • 2010-2013; president, Latapack-Ball Embalagens, Ltda., Brazil
  • 2008-2010; president, Ball Asia Pacific Limited
  • 2007-2008; vice president, operations, Ball Asia Pacific Limited
  • 2005-2007; plant manager, Rocky Mountain Metal Container, Golden, Colo.
  • 2002-2005; plant manager, metal beverage container plant, Wallkill, N.Y.
  • 1994-2002; plant manager, metal beverage and food container plant, Whitby, Ontario
  • 1990-1994, administrative manager, metal beverage and food container plant, Whitby, Ontario
  • 1987-1990; production planning manager, metal food container plant, Montreal, Quebec
  • 1984-1987; department supervisor, packaging/shipping, metal food container plant, Montreal, Quebec
  • 1981-1984; press/shipping supervisor, metal food container plant, Simcoe, Ontario
  • 1977-1981; plant superintendent, metal food container plant, Montreal, Quebec
  • 1973-1977; parts clerk/production scheduler/production supervisor, metal food container plant, Montreal, Quebec

Education

  • 1976; commerce degree, management, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971-1973; attended Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec

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 Universty – Kellogg School of Management
  • 1984; bachelor’s degree, chemical engineering, Montana State University-Bozeman

Carlos Pires, President, Beverage Packaging South America

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Ball Corporation History

  • 2017-present; president, Beverage Packaging South America
  • 2015-2017; operations vice president, Beverage Packaging South America

Previous Work Experience

  • 2010-2015; director, operations, Rexam – South America
  • 2009-2010; manager, regional, Rexam – South America
  • 2008-2009; manager, human resources and communications, Rexam – South America
  • 2004-2009; manager, lean enterprise, environmental health & safety, and Six Sigma, Rexam – South America
  • 2001-2004; manager, quality, Rexam Can do Brasil (Extrema Plant)
  • Before joining Rexam, Carlos Pires worked in the Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality and Business Excellence departments for some key players in the Aerospace, White-line Appliances and Automotive sectors.

Professional Affiliations

  • Ball Executive Leadership Team
  • Rexam Executive Leadership Team
  • Rexam Engineering Council
  • Rexam Manufacturing Council
  • Rexam Innovation Council

Education

  • 2007, Advanced Leadership Program (ALP), University of Hong Kong, Ashridge Business School and Carlson School of Management
  • 2004, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Brazil
  • 2001, Six Sigma Black Belt, Brazil
  • 2000, Business Management, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, Brazil
  • 1996, Failure Analysis, Sociedade de Engenharia Automotiva, Brazil
  • 1991, Failure Analysis, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
  • 1990; Materials Engineer, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil

Dave Kaufman *, Senior Vice President, Ball Corporation; President, Ball Aerospace

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Ball Corporation History

  • 2021-present; senior vice president and president, Ball Aerospace
  • 2020 – 2021; chief operating officer, Ball Aerospace
  • 2013 – 2020; vice president & general manager, National Defense, Ball Aerospace
  • 2012 – 2013; director, National Security Space, Ball Aerospace
  • 2010 – 2012; senior program manager and capture manager, National Defense, Ball Aerospace
  • 2003 – 2010; senior program manager, Orbital Express & STP-SIV, Ball Aerospace
  • 2000 – 2003; spacecraft integrated product team (IPT) manager, Orbital Express, Ball Aerospace

Previous Work Experience

  • 1997 – 2000; system engineering lead, Hughes Space and Communications Co.
  • 1994 – 1997; thermal lead, Hughes Space & Communications Co.

Education

  • B.A., mathematics, Willamette University
  • B.S., mechanical engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S., mechanical engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D, mechanical engineering, California Institute of Technology

Carey Causey, President, Beverage Packaging EMEA

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Ball Corporation History

  • 2021-present; president, Beverage Packaging EMEA
  • 2020; vice president, integrated business planning, Beverage Packaging EMEA
  • 2018-2020; vice president, commercial, Beverage Packaging South America
  • 2016-2018; vice president, marketing, business development and strategy, Beverage Packaging North & Central America
  • 2014-2016; director, strategic marketing and business development, Beverage Packaging North & Central America

Previous Work Experience

  • Director, market and competitive intelligence; regional manager, Latin America and Klabin Alliance manager; senior marketing manager, liquid packaging; marketing manager, paperboard division; MWV, Richmond, Virginia
  • Product line manager, The Mosaic Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Product line merchant; project manager; production supervisor, Cargill, Inc., Tampa, Florida

Education

  • 2005; MBA, University of South Florida, Tampa
  • 2000; bachelor’s degree, engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

James W. Billings, Vice President and General Manager, Ball Aerosol Packaging

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Ball Corporation History

  • 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.

    Kathleen Pitre

    *Designates Corporate Officer