WestRock Appoints Arnold BOD Director (8/09/2018

WestRock Appoints Arnold BOD Director (8/09/2018)

Appointment of Colleen F. Arnold expands company’s board to 13 members.

The Board of Directors of WestRock Co., Atlanta, Ga., USA, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, this week announced the appointment of Colleen F. Arnold to the board. This appointment expands the board to 13 directors and further strengthens its expertise, breadth of experience, and diversity.

“We are delighted to welcome Colleen to the WestRock Board of Directors,” said John A. Luke Jr., non-executive chairman of the board. “She brings substantial experience managing global businesses for one of the world’s leading multi-national companies, utilizing technology to drive business success and in sales management and customer satisfaction, all of which are directly aligned with WestRock’s strategy for generating growth.”

Steve Voorhees, CEO of WestRock, added that “Colleen is an excellent addition to our board as WestRock becomes a larger, more complex, and increasingly global organization, and we look forward to her contributions as we work together to support the company in achieving our goals.”

“I am honored to be joining the Board of WestRock,” said Arnold. “I look forward to working with John, Steve, and the board on the continuing growth and success of WestRock in the global market.”

Arnold has more than 25 years of global leadership and information technology client knowledge. Most recently, she served as the SVP of IBM Sales & Distribution at International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) until March 31, 2016. During her time at IBM, Arnold was a member of the company’s Performance Team of senior executive leaders and served on the IBM Chairman’s Strategy Team, the Client Experience Team, and IBM’s Technical Leadership Team.

Arnold is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Cardinal Health Inc., a role she assumed in 2007. She holds a MBA degree from Syracuse University and a B.S. degree in business from Nazareth College.

WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. More information is available online.