Board Converting News, March 8, 2021

WestRock’s Voorhees Steps Down, Sewell Elected President And CEO Norcross, Georgia based WestRock Company announced last week that Steven C. Voorhees has decided to step down from his position as President and CEO and a di-

sition, John A. Luke, Jr., Chairman of WestRock’s Board of Directors, stated, “Our decision to elect David as CEO is the result of a robust succession planning process, and he is the right choice to lead our company into the future. He is a proven executive with a strong record of driving prof- itable growth, both organic and acquisitive, and building organizational capability that develops and nurtures excel- lent leadership and talent while driving a culture of equity and inclusion. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve as the company’s CEO, and I thank the Board for its confidence in me,” said Sewell. “I am excited about joining WestRock and look forward to working with this talented leadership team and outstanding organization to build on the compa- ny’s success and together realize the opportunities ahead for our customers, team members and stockholders.” “It has been an honor to lead and to serve with such an incredible team of people,” said Voorhees. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a team that is second to none, WestRock is better positioned than ever to support its customers and achieve its goals, and I am proud to have been part of what we have built together. I am happy and comfortable to be leaving WestRock in good capable hands. I look forward to addressing my immediate health needs and investing more time with my family and person- al interests. I have every confidence in David, WestRock’s leadership team, our teammates and the Board to contin- ue creating value for all of our stakeholders.”

rector of the company for health reasons, effective March 15, 2021. In addition, the company’s Board of Di- rectors announced that it has elect- ed David B. Sewell to succeed Voor- hees as WestRock’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Sewell has been appointed to the Board of Di-

David Sewell

rectors, effective as of when he assumes his new role, and Voorhees will be available to support a smooth transition. Sewell, 52, brings with him more than 25 years of com- mercial, marketing, and general management experience. He joins WestRock from The Sherwin-Williams Company, where he most recently served as President and Chief Op- erating Officer responsible for global operating segments that generated $18.4 billion in sales and are supported by 60,000 team members. Prior to joining Sherwin-Williams, Sewell spent 15 years at General Electric Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universi- ty of Southern California. Commenting on the appointment of Sewell to the po- BCN(US)202002(o)(出血5mm).pdf 1 2021/2/6 上午 09:19:31










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