The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) has named Joan Pierce executive director, effective Jan. 30, 2012. In this new position, Pierce will work closely with AMERIPEN’s Executive Committee to deliver the group’s priorities and goals, and accelerate existing workstreams and overall progress.
Pierce was instrumental in the formation of AMERIPEN last year, and helped set the initial strategic direction of the organization, both as a founding member and as the group’s first president. She retired from Colgate-Palmolive last November at which time she resigned her office at AMERIPEN, per the institute’s bylaws, and was replaced as president by Gail Tavill of ConAgra Foods, Inc.
“With more than 40 years of packaging industry experience, Joan brings a considerable network of knowledge and credibility to the new executive director role at AMERIPEN,” notes Tavill. “She has strong skills in project management and execution, and her engagement will help us continue our momentum and allow AMERIPEN to deliver ongoing value to our members and the packaging industry.”