|M. Jack Sanders|
President and CEO
Age 60. CEO since April 2013. President since December 2010. Previously Executive Vice President, Consumer January-December 2010. Joined Sonoco in 1988.
Sanders joined Sonoco in 1988 as national sales and marketing manager, Wire and Cable Reels. In 1992, he was asked to build and lead Sonoco’s new Protective Packaging division, and he took the role as general manager. He was promoted in 1998 to division vice president and general manager of Protective Packaging. Sanders was elected a corporate officer and named vice president, Industrial Products, North America in 2001. He was subsequently named vice president, Global Industrial Products in January 2006 and senior vice president in October 2006, before assuming additional responsibility for all industrial converting businesses in July 2007. In 2008, Sanders was named executive vice president, Industrial. Before joining Sonoco, Sanders was the western regional manager for Republic Packaging Company, based in Chicago, Ill. He spent 13 years with Republic Packaging in positions of increasing responsibility.