SINGAPORE - Crown Holdings Inc has appointed Robert H. Bourque Jr as President of its Asia Pacific Division effective 1 May 2016.
Bourque – who is being promoted from his current position as Senior Vice President - Crown Beverage Packaging, China and Hong Kong - will succeed Jozef Salaerts, who is retiring in the second quarter of 2016.
Bourque will be based in Singapore and will report to Timothy J. Donahue, President and CEO of Crown.
Commenting on the transition, Donahue said, "During his tenure, Jozef has guided the Asia Pacific Division through a period of significant growth with sales of US$1.2 billion and segment income of US$145 million in 2015 compared to sales and segment income of approximately US$480 million and US$45 million when he was appointed President of the Division in 2007. We thank Jozef for leaving us with a much stronger business and a larger footprint in the region, and we wish him well."
Donahue added, “We are fortunate to have someone of Bob's caliber ready to lead the Asia Pacific Division as it continues to grow. I am confident that the company will continue to benefit from Bob's management skills, knowledge of our business and commitment to our customers."
During his career, Bourque has held positions of increasing responsibility within Crown's sales, manufacturing, and engineering organizations. He first joined Crown in 1993 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University.