Owens-Illinois (O-I) has appointed Jan Bertsch as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Bertsch will assume responsibility for the company’s financial function and also lead O-I's Information Technology organisation. She will report to CEO-elect Andres Lopez.
Bertsch was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Sigma-Aldrich, a $2.8 billion life science and technology company. Sigma-Aldrich was recently acquired by Merck.
Bertsch was Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer at BorgWarner before joining Sigma-Aldrich in 2012. She also spent nearly 30 years at Chrysler and Ford Motor Company in various roles of increasing responsibility in Finance, Treasury and Information Technology.
She also serves on the BWX Technologies Board of Directors.
“Having served as a senior financial leader in several global manufacturing companies, Jan brings a great wealth of experience to O-I.
"She is a CFO with a solid track record of operational and cost improvement, value creation and asset optimisation," said Lopez.
“Her impressive credentials, combined with her leadership style and approach will strengthen our Global Leadership Team and makes her an ideal fit for our organisation.”
Jan succeeds John Haudrich, who had served as Acting CFO since April 2015 and was recently named Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Integration Officer.