“Berry has thrived under Jon’s leadership. During his tenure, the company completed 12 acquisitions, expanded its product offering and geographic footprint, became a public company whose share price has more than tripled since the IPO, and grew revenue by over $2 billion,” said Ronald S. (Ron) Rolfe, chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Berry Plastics. “I commend Jon for his leadership and for ensuring that Berry had a sound succession plan in place. Tom is a well-respected leader, and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”
Salmon joined the company in 2007 with Berry’s acquisition of Covalence Specialty Materials, where he led the Adhesives Division for four years. From 2007-14, he served as president of Berry’s Engineered Materials Division, prior to being appointed president of Berry’s Rigid Closed Top Division in 2014 and president of Berry’s Consumer Packaging Division in 2015. Before joining Covalence, Salmon was GM of Honeywell Plastics and global sales director for Allied Signal’s Engineering Plastics and Films. He began his career with General Electric and held a variety of commercial positions during his 12 years in GE’s Plastics and Lighting divisions.
Rich has been the company’s chairman and CEO since October 2010. Prior to this role, Rich served as president and CEO of Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. Prior to Momentive, he held executive positions at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, including president of Goodyear North American Tire and president of Goodyear Chemical. Rich began his career at General Electric in 1982, where he was employed for nearly 18 years in a variety of R&D, operational and executive roles.