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Leadership Team

We are very proud of the depth and experience of our leadership team at BW Container Systems. We like to say that we measure success by the way that we touch the lives of people and this team is charged with not only the growth of the business, but the growth of our people-centric culture. It is an awesome responsibility and this team lives the culture. The members of our Executive team bring decades of experience to bear in the pursuit creating harmony between our culture and generating value and I am proud to be associated....Pete Carlson


PETE CARLSON - Executive Leadership

Creating a better future for BW Container Systems team members is Pete Carlson’s primary goal.  As President of BW Container Systems, Pete leads the development and implementation of the company’s Vision that balances organizational needs with team member development. “I am passionate about building and growing effective teams and providing growth for our team members.” Pete’s diverse background prepared him to effectively lead the BW Container Systems Global organization. Read more about Pete
Mike Jerger
MIKE JERGER, Operations

The achievement of shared operational capacity across four Global manufacturing sites and a relentless pursuit of operational excellence are Mike Jerger’s trademarks.  As Vice President of Operations for BW Container Systems, Mike leads all Manufacturing & Engineering teams across the United States.  Mike began his journey in operations over thirty years ago, working for various machinery builders and electrical contractors where he developed an in-depth understanding of engineering and manufacturing processes.  Read more about Mike
RICHARD CRANSTON, Operations/Sales
Richard Cranston's commitment to fostering a people-centric culture and developing client-based solutions has made him a respected leader in the Global packaging industry. Richard is the Managing Director of BW Container Systems' operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  His responsibilities across the EMEA region include sales, aftermarket, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing operations, project management and service. Read more about Richard

MICHAEL MORTON, Finance and Supply Chain

Michael'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.  Read more about Michael
LANDEN STOKER, Aftermarket
With over 15 years of Global experience in electrical engineering, project management and field service, Landen Stoker's hands-on experience as a leader for both equipment OEMs and Consumer Packaged Goods companies enables him to truly bring solutions to our clients.  As Vice President of Aftermarket, Landen is charged with building and maintaining customer Trust, through the entire life cycle of BWCS manufactured equipment. Read more about Landen
JENNIFER ABELLA, Culture & People Development

Jennifer joined Barry-Wehmiller because she was inspired by the company’s culture and approach to growth by strategic acquisitions.  Today, she serves as Vice President, People for BW Container Systems, where she leads BW Container Systems continuous efforts to build an organization that measures success by the way it touches the lives of others. Read more about Jennifer

Scott Smith
SCOTT SMITH, Sales / Business Development / Marketing

Scott Smith has spent over 20 years on the commercial side of the Packaging industry. His knowledge and experience in the Global packaging market, combined with his understanding of strategic sales, marketing, planning and business development have made him proven leader in the industry.  As Vice President Sales - EMEA, Scott will lead both key account and new equipment sales teams, while continuing to lead the global marketing and business development teams. Read more about Scott
Eric Collier 

Eric Collier brings over 15 years of packaging industry experiences to our Executive Leadership Team. As ​Vice President of Sales-Americas, Eric leverages his considerable knowledge of both sales structure and strategy, as well as technical expertise in palletization, robotics and end-of-line solutions to rapidly expand our business in non-beverage markets such as dairy, home care, food, wine & spirits. Read more about Eric