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William F. Austen
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Austen has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Bemis Company since 2014. Bill was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to 2014. Previously, Bill held the position of Group President since 2012 where he was responsible for operations in the United States, Latin America, and Asia. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Operations at Bemis Company, a position he held since May 2004. He joined Bemis Company in 2000 as President of Bemis Company’s MACtac Division. Prior to joining Bemis, Austen spent 20 years in various leadership positions at General Electric Company. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Marine Engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College and a Master’s degree in Engineering Administration from George Washington University.