Leadership Team

James N. Peterson

Chief Executive Officer Ball Metalpack

Ball Metalpack

  • 2018 Chief Executive Officer

Previous Work Experience

  • Senior vice president Ball Corporation & chief operating officer Food & Aerosol Packaging
  • Vice president, marketing & business development, U.S. Can Company
  • Senior vice president, sales & marketing, Nexpack

Boards/Professional Activities

  • 2017; chairman, Can Manufacturers Institute
  • 2016: board member, Consumer Safety Products Association, Washington, D.C.
  • 2011; Western Regional Chair and board member, National Association of Manufacturers Public Affairs Steering Committee
  • 2009; board member, Deming Center, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 2009; executive board member, North American Metal Packaging Association
  • 2005-2007; aerosol executive council board member, Consumer Specialty Products Association
  • 2004-2007; board member, Consumer Aerosol Product Council

Education

  • 1990; bachelor’s degree, economics, Indiana University, Bloomington

Kyle Kolde

Chief Financial Officer

Ball Metalpack

  • 2018-Present: Chief Financial Officer

Previous Work Experience

  • 2016-2018; Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Demilec Inc.
  • 2009-2016; Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Lhoist North America
  • 2005-2009; Division Chief Financial Officer, Johns Manville
  • 1997-2005; Manager, Acquisition Integration & ERP, Finance Leader, Global Financial Planning, General Electric

Certifications / Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Ohio Association of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • Texas A&M University, Master of Business Administration
  • University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Rajeev Ankireddypalli

Chief Information Officer

Ball Metalpack

  • 2018-Present: Chief Information Officer

Previous Work Experience

  • 2016-2018; Director, Enterprise Architecture, PMO, Systems Development and Administration
  • 2011-2016; Vice President/ CIO of IT, Advanced Energy
  • 2006-2011; Director, Global Applications, Polycom/SpectraLink
  • 2001-2006; Integration Manager, Sun Microsystems/StorageTek
  • 2000-2001; Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Consultant eCommerce, marchFIRST/Divine Inc.
  • 1998-2000; Senior SAP Consultant- Worldwide SAP ERP Deployment, Trustek, Inc.

Certifications

  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Certified Scrum Master

Education

  • College of Staten Island, NY; Master of Computer Science
  • Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India; Bachelor of Engineering Electronics and Communications

Paul Beard

Chief Procurement Officer

BallMetalpack

  • 2019-Present: Chief Procurement Officer. Responsible for all sourcing functions including direct and indirect materials; supply chain including planning, SIOP and customer service; the materials and process group; and product sales to competitive can manufacturing companies.
  • 2018-2019: Vice President, Sourcing & Supply Chain. Responsible for all sourcing in Ball Metalpack including steel, ODMs and indirect category spend. Responsibilities also include overseeing supply chain team and material & process team.

Ball Corporation

  • 2016-2018; Vice President, Sourcing, Beverage Packaging North & Central America, Global ODM Category Lead. Responsible for all categories in Beverage Packaging N&C America along with global category lead for Beverage and Food & Aerosol including coatings, inks, compound and chemicals.
  • 2011-2016; Director, Sourcing, Global ODM Category Lead. Responsible for all global sourcing related activities for other direct materials including coatings, ink, compound and chemicals.
  • 2009-2011; Plant Manager, Danville, IL. Three-piece aerosol assembly facility producing approx. 600M aerosol cans annually.
  • 2007-2009; Assistant Plant Manager, Oakdale, CA. Three-piece coil, coating, end and can manufacturing facility producing approx. one billion food and aerosol cans annually.
  • 2006-2007; Quality Manager, Oakdale, CA. Responsible for all quality assurance activities including complaints, claims, and standard work procedures.
  • 2000-2006; Quality Manager, Weirton, WV. Three-piece food and aerosol coil, coating and end manufacturing facility.
  • 1998-2000; Quality Supervisor, Weirton, WV. Responsible for all quality assurance plant functions.
  • 1996-1998; Materials Coordinator/Purchasing, Weirton WV. Responsible for all plant purchasing functions.
  • 1994-1996; Materials Coordinator, Pittsburgh, PA. Responsible for all plant storeroom and spare parts inventory functions.
  • 1993-1994; Hourly Associate, Pittsburgh, PA. Stacker operator on three-piece coating manufacturing line.

Professional Accomplishments

  • 2009; Ball Corporation’s Award of Excellence

Education

  • Robert Morris University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Jan Rodriguez

General Counsel & Vice President, Human Resources

Ball Metalpack

  • 2018-Present: General Counsel & Vice President, Human Resources

Prior Work Experience

  • 2014-2018; Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Ball Corporation
  • 2010-2014: Senior Attorney, Ball Corporation
  • 2005-2010: General Attorney, Ball Corporation
  • 2003-2005: In-House Counsel, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
  • 1999-2003: Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson

Certifications

  • Admissions: Colorado and Oklahoma
  • Certified Public Accountant

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law; Juris Doctor
  • Northeastern State University: Accounting, B.B.A.

Gary Woeste

Senior Vice President, Sales – Food

Ball Metalpack

  • 2018-Present: Senior Vice President, Commercial

Ball Corporation

  • Senior Vice President, Commercial
  • Vice President Sales & Marketing, Food & Household Products
  • Director, Sales
  • Sales Representative

Boards/Professional Activities

  • Board Member Shelf Stable Food Processors
  • Past Board Member Mid American Food Processors

Education

  • University of Cincinnati; Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting

Holly Georgiton

Vice President, Sales – Aerosol

Ball Metalpack

  • 2018 – Present, Vice President, Sales, Ball Metalpack

Ball Corporation

  • 2016-2018; Vice President, Sales, Ball Food and Aerosol Packaging
  • 2010-2016; Director, Global Sales, Ball Food and Aerosol Packaging
  • 2005-2010; Director, Sales, Ball Food and Aerosol Packaging
  • 1996-2004; Sales Representative, food; Ball Metal Food division
  • 1995-1996; Manager, Marketing; Ball Metal Food division
  • 1993-1995; Manager, Capital Evaluations; Ball Packaging
  • 1985-1993; Manager of Cost Estimating & Cost Accountant; Heekin Can

Boards/Professional Activities

  • Member of various food and aerosol associations including HCPA, NAA, MWFPA, SFPA

Education/Certifications

  • Master’s degree, Marketing, Xavier University
  • Bachelor’s degree, Accounting and Finance, University of Cincinnati
  • Strategic Decision Making, Darden School of Business

John Pontrello

Vice President, Operations

Ball Metalpack

  • 2019-Present: Vice President, Operations

Prior Work Experience

  • 2018-2019; Director, General Manager; Flowserve Corporation
  • 2017: Vice President of Operations; Ametros
  • 2013-2016: Plant Manager; Cameron, a Schlumberger Company
  • 2002-2011: US Naval Officer

Education

  • Harvard Business School, MBA; 2013
  • United States Naval Academy, BS; 2002

Paul Waldmiller

Vice President Quality and Technical Services

Ball Metalpack

  • 2019 – Present: Vice President, Quality & Technical Services
  • 2018 – 2019: Director, Quality & Technical Services

Ball Corporation

  • 2016 – 2018: Director, Quality & Technical Services
  • 2014 – 2016: Director, Technical & Customer Equipment Services
  • 2010 – 2014: Director, Technical Services
  • 2001 – 2010: Manager, Food Container Technology
  • 1996 – 1997: Scientist, Aerosol Technical Services
  • 1995 – 1996: Chemist, Laboratory Services

Previous Work Experience

  • 1997 – 2001: Manager, Aerosol Technical Services, BWAY Corporation
  • 1992 – 1995: Chemist, HALOX Pigments

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, BS Chemistry