Executive Leadership Team
Peter G. Watson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2015. Pete previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Greif. Since joining the company in 1999, Pete has served in a variety of positions, including Group President for Paper Packaging, Land Management, and Global Sourcing and Supply Chain. He also served as Vice President of Corrugated Operations, Division President of Paper Packaging, and President of CorrChoice (a Greif division). Prior to joining Greif, Pete worked in several management positions with Union Camp Corporation, later acquired by International Paper. Pete holds a Masters and Bachelor’s degree (cum laude) from Springfield College in Massachusetts. Pete is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Fibre Box Association, the Board of Directors of International Corrugated Packaging Foundation and the Board of Directors of the American Forest & Paper Association.
Larry A. Hilsheimer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Named Chief Financial Officer May 12, 2014. Previously, Larry was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Scotts Miracle-Gro, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, and Vice Chairman and Regional Managing Partner for Deloitte & Touche USA, LLP. Larry is a graduate of Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He holds a law degree from Capital University Law School. Larry serves on the Board of Directors of IBP (NYSE). He has served on numerous civic and charitable boards and currently serves the community as a board member of Battelle for Kids and on the audit committee of The Ohio State University. He sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council at Fisher and is a board member for The Ohio State University Alumni Association.
Gary R. Martz
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Joined the company in 2002 as Senior Vice President & General Counsel. Promoted to Executive Vice President in 2010. Prior experience includes 19 years with the law firm of Baker & Hostetler, LLP in Cleveland, Ohio, 12 years as a partner. Received his juris doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo (Ohio).
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Joined the company in May 2015. She was previously with Cummins, Inc. and has more than 25 years of broad HR experience spanning industrial, healthcare and consumer products industries. Holds a BA in Business from Luther College, with an MBA from the University of South Dakota. She is SPHR Certified and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.