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Biography PhotoCarlos Pires
President, Beverage Packaging South America

Ball Corporation History
  • 2017-present; president, Beverage Packaging South America
  • 2015-2017; operations vice president, Beverage Packaging South America
Previous Work Experience
  • 2010-2015; director, operations, Rexam – South America
  • 2009-2010; manager, regional, Rexam – South America
  • 2008-2009; manager, human resources and communications, Rexam – South America
  • 2004-2009; manager, lean enterprise, environmental health & safety, and Six Sigma, Rexam – South America
  • 2001-2004; manager, quality, Rexam Can do Brasil (Extrema Plant)
  • Before joining Rexam, Carlos Pires worked in the Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality and Business Excellence departments for some key players in the Aerospace, White-line Appliances and Automotive sectors.
Professional Affiliations
  • Ball Executive Leadership Team
  • Rexam Executive Leadership Team
  • Rexam Engineering Council
  • Rexam Manufacturing Council
  • Rexam Innovation Council
  • 2007, Advanced Leadership Program (ALP), University of Hong Kong, Ashridge Business School and Carlson School of Management
  • 2004, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Brazil
  • 2001, Six Sigma Black Belt, Brazil
  • 2000, Business Management, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, Brazil
  • 1996, Failure Analysis, Sociedade de Engenharia Automotiva, Brazil 
  • 1991, Failure Analysis, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
  • 1990; Materials Engineer, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil

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