John M. Florence Jr. will serve as VP of human resources, general counsel and secretary, effective following McLeland’s retirement. Florence joined Sonoco in 2015 and currently serves as VP, general counsel and secretary.
“Over Allan’s 25-year career, he has helped build a best-in-class human resources program focused on meeting the needs of our growing global businesses. I thank him for his service and commitment and wish him well in the future,” said Sonoco President and CEO Rob Tiede. “I’m also excited as John moves into an expanded leadership role. He is one of our brightest young executives and brings a wealth of employee relations and employment law experience to continue improving our Human Resources offerings.”
McLeland joined Sonoco’s human resources function in 1993 and held several business leadership roles, each with progressively more responsibility, in the areas of organizational development, employee relations and staffing, before becoming vice president of human resources in 2011.