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Mauser Packaging Solutions global leadership

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

 

Kenneth M. Roessler
President and CEO

Ken was appointed to his current position in September 2017 and oversees the operations of Mauser Packaging Solutions, which includes legacy companies BWAY Corp., MAUSER Group, National Container Group and Industrial Container Services.

 

Ken served as president and chief executive officer of BWAY Corp. for over 10 years, where he guided BWAY’s transition and transformation through public and private ownership. He also oversaw a strategy of organic growth and acquisitions. Since joining the company in 2000, Ken’s leadership roles have also included chief operating officer, executive vice president of sales and marketing and senior vice president. He has been a member of the BWAY Corp. board of directors since 2008.

 

Earlier in his career, Ken served in senior management roles for Southcorp Packaging USA for more than six years, and held similar leadership positions with Berwind Corp., a private investment management company. He has more than 25 years of experience in the packaging industry.

 

Ken serves on the board of directors of the American Coatings Association. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Temple University in Philadelphia and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania.



Tom De Weerdt
Chief Financial Officer

Tom joined the company in June 2017. He is an international finance leader with a unique functional background covering finance, planning and analysis, manufacturing, operations and marketing.

 

Tom most recently served as chief financial officer of Surgical Care Affiliates where he led the finance, information technology and supply chain organization. Prior to Surgical Care Affiliates, Tom served as vice president, corporate controller at Mead Johnson Nutrition and spent 18 years with Whirlpool Corporation in several senior executive positions in the United States, Europe and Asia.

 

Tom holds a master’s degree in commercial engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He also holds a master’s degree in information technology from VLEHKO (Vlaamse Ekonomische Hogeschool) in Brussels, Belgium, a master of business administration degree with a concentration in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and is a certified public accountant.

 

 

Ed DePrimo
Chief Information Officer

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.

 

 

Leslie L. Bradshaw
Executive Vice President – Procurement and Logistics

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 Couteille
Executive Vice President – Human Resources

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.

 


Patrick M. Sheller 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer 

Patrick M. Sheller is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Mauser Packaging Solutions. He is responsible for the company’s global legal and compliance functions.

 

Patrick M. Sheller (“Pat”) was previously Mead Johnson Nutrition Company’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary where he managed the company’s global legal organization and advised senior management and the Board of Directors on mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate governance, complex commercial contracts, compliance, litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment law and FDA and international regulatory matters.

 

Pat joined Mead Johnson in January 2015 from Eastman Kodak Company, where he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary & Chief Administrative Officer responsible for Kodak's worldwide legal and other corporate functions. He was the principal legal advisor to the board of directors and senior management. During his 21-year career with Kodak, Pat also served as Deputy General Counsel; Chief Compliance Officer; Division Counsel to the company's former Health Group; Chief Antitrust Counsel; and International Counsel to the company's Europe, African and Middle Eastern Region. He also held strategic planning and operating roles in Kodak's former Health Care Information Systems business.

 

Prior to joining Kodak, Pat was in private practice with McKenna, Connor & Cuneo (now part of Dentons) in Washington, D.C., specializing in antitrust, litigation and healthcare law. He previously worked for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., serving as Attorney Advisor to the Chairman and as a Staff Attorney in the Commission's Bureau of Competition.

 

Pat is a graduate of Albany Law School and St. Lawrence University.

 

 

Glenn Frommer
President – Large Packaging

Glenn joined MAUSER Group as SBU manager—North America in March 2015. He spent the first 25 years of his career with various specialty chemical business units of Unilever, ICI, and Celanese in responsibilities encompassing business management, manufacturing, innovation, M&A, finance and strategy.

 

For the five years prior to joining MAUSER, he was President of ADCO Products, a middle-market, private equity-owned specialty adhesives business that was transformed and successfully sold to Arsenal Capital in 2014.

 

Glenn holds a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester and an MBA in Accounting from Rutgers University.


Michael Steubing
President  – International Business Unit

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.


Charles Veniez
President  – Reconditioning

Charles Veniez assumed his current position at Mauser Packaging Solutions in August 2018.

 

Charles joined Industrial Container Services as president and CEO in July 2014. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Norment Security Group, Inc. for two years.


His industry experience includes construction services, electronic securities and container reconditioning. Earlier in his career, Charles served as president, regional vice president and general manager of various United Technologies Corporation subsidiaries.

 

Charles pursued his bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Montreal and earned an MBA from Queens University in Ontario, Canada.


Board of Directors

 

Peter Carlton

President – Oakmont Corporation

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 Cohn
Co-CEO and Co-founder – Stone Canyon Industries   

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.

 

 

Kyle Cruz
Senior Managing Director – Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

Kyle joined Centerbridge Partners in 2007 and currently focuses on investments in the Industrials and Energy and Power sectors. Prior to joining Centerbridge, he was a vice president at Diamond Castle Holdings, a private equity firm founded by former senior professionals of DLJ Merchant Banking (DLJMB). Prior to working at Diamond Castle, he worked as an associate at DLJMB and J.W. Childs Associates, a Boston-based private equity firm. 

 

Kyle began his career as an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Goldman Sachs. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan, where he earned a B.B.A., with high distinction. He also received an M.B.A., with honors, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. Kyle serves on the boards of directors of Boart Longyear, Mauser Packaging Solutions, Penhall Holding Company (and affiliated entities), Seitel Holdings, Inc. (and affiliated entities) and Stallion Oilfield Services Holdings, Inc. Previously, he served on various boards, including Aquilex Holdings LLC, the GSI Group, LLC, Industrial Container Services and Patriot Container Corp.

 

 

James Fordyce
Co-Founder and Co-CEO – Stone Canyon Industries   

Prior to co-creating Stone Canyon Industries, James held several senior positions including co-managing director of J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, where he spent 18 years. He began his career at Chemical Bank. James is currently a director of AECOM (NYSE:ACM), where he serves as lead director and chairman of the Compensation Committee. He is also a director and treasurer of the Providence Saint John’s Health Center Local Board. Stone Canyon Industries is a global industrial holding company based in Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

Russell Hammond
Director, Private Capital Department – Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Russell joined Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) in 2006. Prior to that, he worked in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse, as well as the investment banking and private equity departments of Merrill Lynch in Toronto and London, England. At OTPP, Russel is responsible for investments in the Industrials sector and has been involved in several transactions in this area. He currently sits on the boards of Aurora Plastics, The Azek Company, EXAL Corporation and Infiltrator Water Technologies. Russell is a CFA charter holder and he graduated as a Presidential Scholar with a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University.

 

 

Sascha Kaeser
Senior Vice President – Stone Canyon Industries

Sascha has worked with Stone Canyon Industries since its formation in September of 2014. Prior to that, he was a vice president at Knowledge Universe, where he worked for more than nine years. During his time at Knowledge Universe, Sascha participated in the execution of leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financing across various industries, both domestically and internationally. Before working at Knowledge Universe, he was with the investment banking division in the Los Angeles office of Credit Suisse First Boston. Sascha graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honors business administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

 

 

Shawn Malleck 
Senior Vice President – Stone Canyon Industries


Shawn has been with Stone Canyon Industries since its formation in September 2014. Prior to joining Stone Canyon, he was a vice president at Knowledge Universe, where he spent more than eight years. Before working at Knowledge Universe, Shawn was with the investment banking division in the Los Angeles office of Credit Suisse First Boston.

 

 

Kammy Moalemzadeh
Founder and Managing Partner  - Arcadia Investment Partners

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.

 

 

Michael Neumann
President and Co-Founder – Stone Canyon Industries

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.

 

 

Kenneth Roessler
President and CEO – Mauser Packaging Solutions

Ken has served as president and chief operating officer of BWAY Corporation since March 2006. He joined BWAY Corporation in March 2000 as executive vice president of sales and marketing. From June 1993 to February 2000, Ken served in various senior management positions with Southcorp Packaging USA, including vice president of sales and marketing from 1998 to February 2000, vice president and general manager from 1995 to 1998 and vice president and chief financial officer from June 1993 through 1995. Prior to June 1993, he held senior management positions with Berwind Corporation.

 

 

Robin Shah
Senior Principal – Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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.

 

 

Douglas Stotlar  
Director – AECOM  

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.