SINGAPORE - Crown Holdings Inc has announced the appointment of Robert H. Bourque Jr. to President of CROWN Asia Pacific effective 1 May 1 2016.
Bourque succeeds Jozef Salaerts, who has led the Asia Pacific Division for nine years to a stronger business and enhanced customer relationships in the region. Under Salaerts’ guidance, Crown Asia Pacific went through 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 respectively in 2007, when he was first appointed President of the Division.
Robert Bourque was promoted from his previous position as Senior Vice President – Crown Beverage Packaging, China and Hong Kong. Bourque will be based in Singapore overseeing all operations across Southeast Asia and China, and will report to Timothy J. Donahue, Crown’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Crown currently operates 32 plants with beverage, food can, aerosol and general line packaging production lines across China and Southeast Asia, supporting both global and local customers.
Building on the continued growth in popularity of soft drinks and beer in Asia, the company is building a third Cambodian beverage can plant in Phnom Penh and adding can end capability to the Sihanoukville beverage can plant. Both are expected to begin commercial production during the second quarter of this year.
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