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A veteran packaging industry executive, Ken has played a key role in leading the acquisition strategy to form Novvia’s dynamic group of companies. He previously served as President and CEO of Mauser Packaging Solutions (formally Bway Holding, Inc.), a global leader in rigid packaging and sustainability solutions, until his retirement at the end of 2020. Over the course of his 20-year tenure at Mauser, he spearheaded the growth of the company from 10 plants and revenue of $350 million to 180 plants on five continents and $4 billion revenue.
Bringing more than 30 years of strategic leadership and operational experience with global B2B companies, Sarah became CEO of Novvia Group in May 2021, adding to her role as CEO of C.L. Smith, a leading rigid packaging manufacturer & distributor, where she has served since 2017, during which time the company achieved transformational top and bottom-line growth. Before that, she was President of Silgan Plastics, a leading supplier of custom-designed plastic containers and closures with 19 facilities across North America. Earlier, she was with Appvion Inc., serving most recently as General Manager and Vice President, Specialty Paper & International Division. Prior to that, she led U.S. Can Corporation’s (now Ball Corporation) global growth trajectory as their Global Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
With extensive experience in managing large, global, high-tech businesses across a diverse range of products, services, and end-use markets, Ron brings over 30 years of experience to Novvia Group. He has a proven ability to develop and implement strategies that lead to significant customer value creation and market share gains through organic growth initiatives, business development, and M&A. Ron has a track record for building strong leadership teams, improving operational and financial performance, and successfully implementing large-scale change initiatives. Before Novvia Group, Ron was the Chief Operating Officer, and then the President of RelaDyne, LLC. Prior to that, he was the SVP of Global Supply Chain & Environmental Service for Nexeo Solutions.
A skilled financial executive with over 15 years of CFO leadership at companies with $1Billion+ in revenues achieving transformative organic and M&A growth. Paul brings over 35 years of experience in progressive finance and accounting experience to Novvia Group. His specific skillsets include M&A integration, financial planning, analytical tools & processes, IT systems & implementations, capital structure to support growth, debt & cash flow management, and strategic planning & forecasting.
With over 35 years of experience in Human Resources Management and Operations, Kelly brings strength in strategy formulation and execution of business processes to her role as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Novvia Group. She is a proven leader in all areas of Human Resources, driving employee engagement, talent management, succession planning, health and safety, employee benefits, hiring, and retention. Prior to her role at Novvia Group, she worked for 17 years as Chief Operations Officer for the C.L. Smith Company, a distributor and manufacturer of rigid packaging. Prior to CLS, she was a Regional Director of Human Resources at United Parcel Service, responsible for both domestic and international human resources.
Jim Summerville has broad responsibilities for the integrated supply chain, including procurement, sourcing, transportation, logistics, and driving improvements in supply chain efficiencies and working capital while continuing to enhance supplier quality and delivery. Prior to Novvia Group, Summerville served as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, for Terminix Global Holdings (f/k/a ServiceMaster), where he was responsible for end-to-end supply chain including sourcing, material planning, warehouse, distribution, transportation, real estate, and fleet. He also oversaw the Product Distribution business (Paragon) with annual revenue of $130m. Prior to that, he served as Group Vice President, Supply Chain at Parker Hannifin Filtration Group. Before that, Summerville spent four years at ABB EPIP Business Unit as Vice President of Global Supply Chain. He also worked at Omnimax (f/k/a Euramax a PE-sponsored Co.) and Eaton Corporation (f/k/a Cooper Industries – Course Hinds Division).