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Biography PhotoJohn A. Hayes, *
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Ball Corporation History

  • 2013-present; chairman, president and chief executive officer
  • 2011-2013; president and chief executive officer
  • 2010-2011; president and chief operating officer
  • 2008-2009; executive vice president and chief operating officer, Ball Corporation
  • 2007-2008; president, Ball Packaging Europe and senior vice president, Ball Corporation
  • 2006-2007; president, Ball Packaging Europe and vice president, Ball Corporation
  • 2005-2006; executive vice president, Ball Packaging Europe and vice president, Ball Corporation
  • 2003-2005; vice president, corporate strategy, marketing and development
  • 2000-2003; vice president, corporate planning and development
  • 1999; senior director, corporate planning and development

Previous Work Experience

  • Vice president, mergers and acquisitions/corporate finance, Lehman Brothers, Chicago
  • Research associate/senior research associate, Greenwich Associates, Stamford, Conn.

Boards/Professional Activities

  • 2015-present: chairman, corporate governance committee, Business Roundtable, Washington, D.C.
  • 2015-present: alumni council, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
  • 2010-present: board of directors, Ball Corporation
  • 2009-2014; board of directors, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 2008-2010; chairman, Can Manufacturers Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • 2006-2007; chairman, Beverage Can Makers Europe, Brussels, Belgium


  • 1993; MBA, finance and strategy, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University; named Ira J. Harris scholar in finance, Evanston, Ill.
  • 1988; bachelor’s degree, English and economics, Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.

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