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Leadership

Our leaders are veterans of the packaging and finance industries. Their combined knowledge and experience drive our mission to deliver superior packaging—and sustainable results.

 

 

 

Mark joined Mauser Packaging Solutions as President and CEO in August 2020. He is an accomplished business leader with a history of successfully growing multinational companies.

 

Mark most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Diversey, Inc., a $2.6 billion global provider of hygiene technologies and services to food and beverage, healthcare, and institutional customers. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Signode Industrial Group, a $2.5 billion manufacturer and solutions provider of industrial protection products, until the company was sold to Crown Holdings Inc. in 2018.

 

Prior to his role at Signode, Mark served as Chief Executive Officer of Graham Packaging Company, a $3 billion manufacturer of custom blow molded containers, where he led the firm’s IPO in 2010 and subsequent sale to Reynolds Group. Earlier in his career, Mark served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Anchor Glass Container Corporation and held various operational, financial, and leadership positions at Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc., JL French Automotive Castings, Trailmobile Corporation, and Chase Manhattan Bank.

 

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Dickinson College and a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He serves on the Board of Advisors for Dickinson College, and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Ron joined Mauser Packaging Solutions as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in December 2020. He is an accomplished finance leader with a history of successfully leading complex, multinational finance organizations for industrial companies.

 

Ron most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Signode Industrial Group, a $2.5 billion manufacturer and solutions provider of industrial protection products, where he successfully led the divestiture of Signode from Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in 2014 and the subsequent sale of Signode to Crown Holdings in 2018.

 

Prior to his role at Signode, Ron spent 20 years with ITW, an $18 billion multi-industrial diversified manufacturing company. During his tenure, he served in a variety of financial leadership roles, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for seven years. Prior it ITW, Ron worked in public accounting for Arthur Andersen.

 

Ron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a board member of Metropolitan Family Services, a 160-year-old human services organization serving the Chicago community.

Ed joined the company in January 2018. He is an experienced IT executive who has organized and led global teams of IT professionals in the manufacturing, distribution, specialty chemicals, and high-tech industries.

 

Ed most recently served as chief information officer of Landis + Gyr, North America, a smart grid company. Prior to Landis + Gyr, Ed served in leadership positions at Cisco Systems, Scientific Atlanta, Columbian Chemicals, and BioLab.

 

Ed holds a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from SUNY, Geneseo.

Les assumed his current position in 2017 and oversees global sourcing of raw materials, capital goods, energy and logistics services for Mauser Packaging Solutions.

 

Les began his career with BWAY Corp. in 1997 as plant controller in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Over the last 20 years, he has held several senior management positions, including director of accounting, vice president of purchasing and executive vice president procurement and logistics for BWAY.

 

Les holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and a master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in supply chain management from Northeastern University in Boston. Additionally, he maintains an active certified public accountant (CPA) status in the state of Virginia.

Bruno assumed his current position in December 2017 and leads the global Human Resources teams.

 

With over 20 years of experience in managing human resources in industrial environment, Bruno joined BWAY Corp. in August 2016 and was responsible for designing and implementing BWAY’s HR strategy to support long- and short-term business goals in the areas of talent acquisition, training and development, compensation and benefits HRIS implementations, labor relations, and mergers and acquisitions.

 

Prior to joining BWAY, Bruno served as vice president of human resources at Caterpillar Rail Division. During his tenure, he oversaw numerous acquisitions and integrations globally and improved their talent-acquisition programs. Prior to Caterpillar Rail, he held progressively senior HR roles at Electromotive Diesel, Firestone Steel and Falconbridge/Xstrata in the US and Canada.

 

Bruno holds a master’s degree in human resources management from HEC (University of Montreal Business School), a master’s degree in industrial relations from the University of Sorbonne in Paris and a baccalaureate in political science and economics from Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Bordeaux, France.

Patty joined Mauser Packaging Solutions as Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs & General Counsel in September 2021 and is responsible for leading the company’s global legal and compliance functions.

 

Patty most recently served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Signode Industrial Group, where she was responsible for leading Signode’s global HR team and for shaping and executing strategies to drive a multi-year strategic business transformation for the $2.5 billion manufacturer of transit packaging consumables, tools, equipment, and software. Patty previously served as Signode’s Associate General Counsel & Global Head of Intellectual Property.

 

Prior to her roles at Signode, Patty spent over three years at Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a $12 billion manufacturer of industrial products and equipment, as Group Technology Counsel where she oversaw intellectual property and technology law matters for ITW’s Construction, Industrial Packaging, Finishing and Decorative Surfaces business segments. Earlier in her career, Patty was an attorney with the law firm K&L Gates LLP.

 

Patty received her Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University.

Joe joined Mauser Packaging Solutions as Senior Vice President, Mauser Packaging Solutions Operating System in October 2020. He is an accomplished operations executive with a proven record of leading complex, global companies through operational transformation.

 

Joe most recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Continuous Improvement at Signode Industrial Group, a $2.5 billion manufacturer and solutions provider of industrial protection products, where he spearheaded strategic operations improvements with an emphasis on safety, efficiency, and financial improvement for 90 facilities around the globe.

 

Prior to his role at Signode, Joe spent over 35 years at Graham Packaging, a custom blow mold packaging manufacturer. During his tenure at Graham Packaging, he served in a variety of senior operations management positions including Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Continuous Improvement for five years.

 

Joe attended University of California, Irvine for Engineering and Industrial Management and Liberty University for Business Administration.

Gary joined Mauser Packaging Solutions as President of the Small Packaging business unit in February 2021. He is an accomplished senior leader with a history of successfully leading teams in the manufacturing industry. Gary has a unique functional background covering procurement, supply chain management, operations management, and sales.

 

Gary most recently served as Chief Procurement Officer and SVP of Heritage BagTM and Hilex Poly® businesses at Novolex. Novolex, is a manufacturer of packaging serving the retail, grocery, food service, hospitality and institutional markets.

 

Prior to his role at Novolex, Gary spent over 4 years with Signode Industrial Group, a $2.5 billion manufacturer and solutions provider of industrial protection products, where he served in various roles including Group President Protective Packaging and Executive Vice President of Global Purchasing. He has also served in leadership positions at Cooper Standard, the Schaeffler Group, AxleTech International and Meritor, Inc.

 

Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis, and a law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Michael Steubing began his current position in January 2018 and leads the EMEA, Asia Pacific and South America SBUs as well as the Machinery Division MMT and Global Technologies.

 

Michael joined MAUSER Group in 2012 as senior vice president, head of global procurement and became a member of the executive board of the MAUSER Group in January of 2014. He has more than 25 years of experience in the chemical and packaging industries, with an excellent track record in private equity owned, privately owned as well as publicly traded Fortune 500 companies.

 

He worked for Hoechst AG/Celanese for 11 years in Germany and the US, as well as Schuetz Container Systems, Inc. for 12 years. While there, he held key positions including executive vice president of sales and marketing with global key account responsibilities and president of Cardinal Container in charge of the Schuetz Recycling business. He also served as interim president and CEO.

 

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and economics (Diplom Betriebswirt), as well as a business diploma from Hoechst AG/Chamber of Commerce in Frankfurt.

 

He has dual Citizenship (German and American) and speaks both languages fluently.

David Vergo is President of the Reconditioning and Large Packaging business unit. He joined Mauser Packaging Solutions in May 2019.

 

Dave is an experienced and customer-centric business leader with a successful track record of delivering transformational productivity improvements and leading growth initiatives that improve sales execution. His unique functional background covers operations, sales, marketing and P&L management in industries such as chemical and oil refining.

 

Prior to joining Mauser Packaging Solutions, Dave served as President of Safety-Kleen Environmental & Kleen Performance Products. In this role, he implemented a multi-faceted transformational plan focused on improving customer experience, driving organic revenue growth, driving margin management, improving operational productivity and streamlining all business processes from order to cash. Earlier in his career, Dave served as Business Director and Global Marketing Manager at Dow Chemical and President, USA Industrial Chemical Sales at Univar.

 

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and an MBA from the Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

Board of Directors

Comprised of respected business visionaries, the board of Mauser Packaging Solutions guides our mission with insight and expertise.

Committee Composition

 

Mark joined Mauser Packaging Solutions as President and CEO in August 2020. He is an accomplished business leader with a history of successfully growing multinational companies. .

 

Mark most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Diversey, Inc., a $2.6 billion global provider of hygiene technologies and services to food and beverage, healthcare, and institutional customers. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Signode Industrial Group, a $2.5 billion manufacturer and solutions provider of industrial protection products, until the company was sold to Crown Holdings Inc. in 2018.

 

Prior to his role at Signode, Mark served as Chief Executive Officer of Graham Packaging Company, a $3 billion manufacturer of custom blow molded containers, where he led the firm’s IPO in 2010 and subsequent sale to Reynolds Group. Earlier in his career, Mark served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Anchor Glass Container Corporation and held various operational, financial, and leadership positions at Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc., JL French Automotive Castings, Trailmobile Corporation, and Chase Manhattan Bank.

 

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Dickinson College and a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He serves on the Board of Advisors for Dickinson College, and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Diana is a Partner and Member of the Investment Committee and Board of Managers at Alternative Investment Management, LLC, an independent privately held investment management firm, a position she has held since January 2010.

 

She is a Past Chairman of the Board and served from 2010 to 2020 as a Trustee of the Virginia Retirement System, during which time she was responsible for the oversight of the Commonwealth of Virginia's retirement system, one of the largest public or private pension systems in the United States.

 

Diana also serves as a Senior Adviser with AKF Consulting Group, focusing on the areas of governance and fiduciary duties of state-run investment programs. She is the founder and formerly a Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia College Savings Plan, an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a position she held from 1996 to 2007.

 

Diana also serves as a director of Domino's Pizza, Inc. since 2005, and has served as a director for Universal Corporation since 2012. She is also a director of VICI Properties, Inc., since 2018, an experiential-asset focused real estate investment trust. Diana is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the State Bars in Virginia, Florida and New York.

Peter leads the management of Oakmont’s portfolio of alternative investments, pursuing an opportunistic strategy focused on direct private equity, real estate and hedge funds. He also provides strategic support and operational oversight to Oakmont and its three operating companies, which include Cabo del Sol, a mixed-use real estate development project in San Jose Cabo, and Foley Timber & Land Co., a timber and minerals company in Florida. Oakmont Corporation is a private investment firm and family office serving a multi-generational, extended-family and related private foundations. Oakmont and its affiliates have over 50 professionals located in Los Angeles across investment management, legal, accounting and tax disciplines. Peter is also President of The Cypress Funds LLC, a long/short equity hedge fund in Los Angeles. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors of Big Box, LLC and Balance Therapeutics. He is a CFA charter holder, a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles and has over 15 years of experience working in the investment management industry.

Adam holds executive officer positions at BOE Holding and some of its parent entities, including serving as president of BOE Holding. Prior to Stone Canyon, Adam was a partner at Knowledge Universe where he oversaw the firm’s global M&A and business development practice for 15 years. Prior to that, he was with J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, LLC and in the investment banking division of BT Alex Brown (and later Deutsche Bank) in New York, where he advised private equity groups on leveraged buyout transactions. Adam is a member of the board of directors of Luxfer and serves on its Compensation Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Skidmore College and an MBA from Columbia University.

James H. Fordyce is Co-Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Stone Canyon Industries Holdings, Inc.

 

Mr. Fordyce co-founded Stone Canyon Industries Holdings, Inc. in 2019, and its predecessor company in 2014, with a mission to create a global industrial holding company focused on acquiring and building market leading industrial companies with its current verticals in rail, industrial salt, and consumer ice.

 

Before founding Stone Canyon Industries Holdings, Inc., Mr. Fordyce was a senior member of J.H. Whitney Capital Partners for 18 years. Prior to joining J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, he held a variety of positions at Heller Financial and Chemical Bank.

 

Mr. Fordyce is a member of the board of Directors of Tupperware Brands Corporation where he sits on the Audit and Compensation Committee. He was the past lead director of the board of Directors of AECOM and a member of the board of Directors of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

 

Mr. Fordyce is Chairman of the Board of Saint John’s Health Center, a Los Angeles based Hospital. He is a director of the Unit Scholarship Fund, honoring those special operations soldiers who selflessly serve our nation and a trustee of Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.

 

He is a member of the Business Executives for National Security and the Economic Club of New York.

 

Mr. Fordyce received a B.A. from Lake Forest College and an M.B.A from Fordham University.

Prior to founding Arcadia Investment Partners, Kammy was a managing director at Mentmore Holdings and a member of the merchant banking division of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Arcadia Investment Partners is an SEC-registered investment advisor focused on deploying capital into private equity, real estate and special situations investments on behalf of its own balance sheet and limited partner capital from ultra-high-net-worth families and institutional investors. Kammy graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to co-founding Stone Canyon Industries, Michael was a partner at Knowledge Universe, where he worked for 13 years and served as chairman of Knowledge Universe—U.S. Before that, he worked with TCW/Crescent Mezzanine in Los Angeles, where he focused on financings for leveraged buyouts. He also worked with the investment banking division of BT Alex Brown (and later Deutsche Bank) in New York, where he advised private equity groups on leveraged buyout transactions. Michael serves as chairman of the board of A. Stucki Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Robin joined Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) in in 2012 and is focused on direct investments in the Industrials and Business Services sector. He serves on the boards of Aurora Plastics and Infiltrator Water Technologies. Prior to joining OTPP, Robin was a private equity associate at Birch Hill Equity Partners and an M&A analyst at Scotia Capital. He has also worked in the corporate strategy group of Rogers Communications. Robin holds a BBA with distinction from the Schulich School of Business and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Before his work with AECOM, Douglas previously served as a director of URS Corporation from March 2007 until AECOM’s acquisition of URS in October 2014. He served as president, chief executive officer and director of Conway Inc., a transportation and logistics company (previously known as CNF Inc.) from April 2005 until October 2015. Douglas also served as president and chief executive officer of Con-way Transportation Services Inc., (CTS), a regional trucking subsidiary, from 2004 until 2005. Other roles included CTS’ executive vice president and chief operating officer from 2002 until 2004, and as CTS’ executive vice president of operations from 1997 until 2002. Before working with CTS, he served as vice president at large and was a member of the executive committee of the American Trucking Association. Douglas is currently a director at Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. and LSC Communications, Inc. Additionally, he serves on the board of a not-for-profit organization.

Conor Tochilin joined Centerbridge in 2013, after working as a summer principal in 2012, and focuses on investments in the Industrials sector. Prior to joining Centerbridge, Conor was an Associate at TPG-Axon Capital Management in New York and London and a Business Analyst in McKinsey & Company’s Corporate Finance Practice in New York.

 

Conor also serves on the Boards of Directors of Boart Longyear and Culligan International Company.

 

Conor received an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.