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Michael Morton

MortonMichael Morton’s commitment to ensuring both the financial wellbeing of the organization, as well as to ensuring that BW Container Systems team members have the tools to dream and aspire to greater things make him a very unique financial leader.  Michael is the Vice President of Finance and Global Supply Chain for BW Container Systems.   He joined the company in 2001 as a Divisional Controller, after successful stops at both USG Corporation and GE.  He became Vice President of Finance in 2007 and has played an integral part in the profitable growth of the company.   

Michael has been an advocate for numerous programs within the BW Container Systems organization that encourage continuous learning and provide coaching and mentorship opportunities for team members.  He co-founded the BWCS Aspiring Leaders Conference which is designed to provide a forum for aspiring leaders to engage the company’s Senior Leadership to gain insight on the company’s vision, to solicit mentoring and present “needle-moving” ideas that could move the business forward.  “I feel very fortunate to be part of an organization that places people centric ideals first and creates a safe and thriving environment where each and every team member has the opportunity to learn, develop and reach their full potential.” 

Michael resides in the Chicago area with his wife Tina and 3 children.  His passion for coaching and mentoring goes beyond work as Michael devotes time to coaching youth sports.  He also loves to exercise and cook in his spare time.   Michael received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and has the rare distinction of having both a degree in Accounting, as well as a Master’s Degree in Marketing which he received from DePaul University.

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