Currently, Gifford serves as President CROWN Europe. On April 1, 2017, Didier Sourisseau, who is currently SVP Food Europe, will be promoted to president CROWN Europe.
Gifford has more than 35 years of experience with the company in increasingly responsible roles. Prior to his current position in Europe, he led CROWN Beverage Packaging North America for four years. During his time in Europe, Mr. Gifford led the division through a significant transformation that included the acquisition and successful integration of Mivisa, the creation of a pan-European management structure, the right-sizing of the manufacturing footprint and the divestiture of the industrial portion of the specialty packaging business.
Sourisseau has been with the company for more than 25 years and has been president Food Europe since 2010. Prior to that, he was VP CROWN Specialty Packaging Europe.