Kenneth M. Roessler
Kenneth M. Roessler, 49, is President and Chief Executive Officer of BWAY Corporation. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since December 2008.
BWAY, with sales of $1.2 billion, is a leading North American supplier of general line metal and rigid plastic containers. The company operates 22 plants and employs approximately 3,000 people in Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States. It manufactures and markets containers and packaging primarily for industrial and consumer products, including paints, inks, coatings, chemicals and adhesives, and also markets product to the food and military segments. The company traces its roots back more than 130 years.
Ken has held a number of senior executive positions over the past decade guiding BWAY’s transitions and transformation through public and private ownership. His leadership roles also have included Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for BWAY Corporation.
Since joining BWAY as Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing in February 2000, Ken has overseen a strategy of organic growth and add-on acquisitions in core markets. During his tenure, this focus has resulted in eight acquisitions, most recently Plastican, Inc. and Phoenix Container, Inc., both in 2010.
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 Corporation, a private investment management company. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Packaging industry.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Coatings Association.
Ken holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania.