O-I Glass has appointed Gordon J. Hardie, current O-I Board member, as the company’s next CEO.

This will be effective the later of May 15, 2024, or the date Mr Hardie is issued his work-authorised US visa.

Mr Hardie will also continue as a member of O-I’s Board, where he has served since 2015.

He succeeds Andres Lopez, who previously announced his intention to retire.

Mr Hardie is a seasoned executive who brings over 35 years of leadership and operational expertise, including overseeing transformations at global companies to achieve industry-leading positions.

Most recently, he served as President of Food & Ingredients at Bunge, a global agribusiness and food company, where he was responsible for leading the strategic development and global performance of the business.

Mr Hardie said: “I am honoured to take on the role of O-I’s next CEO at this exciting time in the company’s history. I know firsthand that our culture of innovation and the tremendous talent at every level of the organisation is what differentiates O-I as an industry leader.

“Together, with the rest of the Board and O-I management team, I look forward to building on our strong foundation and delivering future value creation for our customers and stockholders.”

O-I also announced the nominations of Eric J. Foss and Cheri Phyfer to stand for election to the Company’s Board at its 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 15, 2024.

In addition, the company announced that John H. Walker is retiring from his role as Independent Board Chair and a member of the Board, effective as of the Annual Meeting.

The Board will appoint a new Board Chair at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.