William F. Austen

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Bemis creates exceptional packaging for food, consumer product, healthcare, and industrial applications.

Our strategic objectives are to accelerate growth, focus innovation, and continuously improve, all aimed at delivering strong financial performance. In 2017, we launched “Agility” – our actions to fix, strengthen, and grow our business.

Our Vision is: passionate commitment to the growth and success of our customers will make Bemis the clear choice for inspired packaging solutions.



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William F. Austen

President and Chief Executive Officer, Bemis Company Inc.

William F. Austen is the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he was appointed to in 2014. He was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to 2014, Group President from 2012 through 2013 and Vice President of Operations from 2004 to 2012. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Austen served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Adhesives Company which, at the time, was a division of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Austen held various positions at General Electric Company from 1980 until 2000.

Mr. Austen has an intimate understanding of the Company's business, operations and customers. His expertise in global manufacturing and operations, together with his experience in international mergers and acquisitions and business integration, contribute invaluable skills and capabilities to the Board. 

Mr. Austen 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.

Director since 2014

Bemis Board Committee:
Executive Committee