Michael B. Clauer
Michael B. Clauer, 54, is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BWAY Corporation, a leading North American supplier of general line metal and rigid plastic containers. In addition, he is an executive officer of the BWAY Parent Company, Inc.
In addition to directing all aspects of BWAY’s Financial activities, Mike oversees Accounting, Treasury, Legal, Information Technology (IT), Human Resources (HR), Internal Audit and Administration. He led the Due Diligence activities during BWAY’s four most recent acquisitions, including Central Can Company and the Newnan, Georgia, plastic container site, both in 2009, and Plastican, Inc. and Phoenix Container, Inc. in 2010. Additionally, Mike led BWAY’s team managing the financial and regulatory filing requirements, and deadlines for privatization in June 2010.
Before joining the company in his current position in January 2009, Mike provided business advisory consulting services to manufacturing and consumer products companies for several years. From 2000-2006, he held a number of increasingly responsible positions with Apogee Enterprises, Inc., including Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Operations, and President of several business units. Earlier in his career, Mike served as Chief Financial Officer of both Open Port Technology and Budget Group Inc., and held various financial positions with PepsiCo.
He is a member of the California Board of Accountancy and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of California.