Aptar elected Craig Owens and Jesse Wu to its Board of Directors, effective February 1, 2018. Both Mr. Owens and Mr. Wu are standout appointments with specialized experiences and insights that align with Aptar’s ongoing business strategy and objectives.
Mr. Owens, for example, is no stranger to the food and beverage industries, having served as Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Officer of Campbell Soup Company. He was also the Chairman of the company’s Operating Committee. During his tenure in those roles, the company completed a number of high value transactions, including the $1.6 billion acquisition of Bolthouse Farms, one of Campbell’s largest acquisitions to-date.
Earlier in his career, he worked for Cocoa-Cola as Region Director of Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Mr. Owens also currently serves on the Boards of Dean Foods, United States Cold Storage and J.C. Penny.
Food and beverage are high priority markets for Aptar, and Mr. Owen’s deep expertise will be invaluable as the Company continues to forge growth in those spaces.
Mr. Wu advises private equity firms and previously held senior leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson, including Chairman of Johnson & Johnson China and Worldwide Chairman of the company’s Consumer Healthcare Division. He oversaw the $15 billion Consumer and OTC business, and led the $300 million integration of Beijing Dabao Cosmetics Co., Ltd. to further expand the company’s presence in the Chinese market.
He currently serves on the Board of the A2 Milk Company, which is dual listed on the Australia and New Zealand Stock Exchanges. He also serves on the Board of Shanghai Kehua Bio-Engineering, which is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and on the Board of Li Ning Company Limited, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
His knowledge of Asian markets and high growth economies worldwide will prove critical as Aptar continues to prioritize penetrating and deepening its footprint in these regions.
The Board is pleased to welcome Mr. Owens and Mr. Wu, and looks forward to the contributions they will make as Aptar continues to deliver value to its customers and shareholders.
(Photo: L – Mr. Craig Owens; R – Mr. Jesse Wu)