Jarrell succeeds Steve Malia, who retired at the end of May.
Jarrell will be responsible for leading the global human resource function by developing and implementing people strategies that enable O-I to achieve its business objectives. As O-I continues its growth, Jarrell will be accountable for global talent management and strengthening leadership and organizational development programs, while also supporting O-I’s expanding operations in Asia Pacific and Latin America.
“Paul’s more than 25 years of global human resource experience in manufacturing will provide invaluable insights for our managers in leading, developing, rewarding and motivating our employees throughout O-I,” said Chairman and CEO Al Stroucken. “As a strategic partner to our business units, Paul will help ensure that we have the right capabilities in place to execute our strategic priorities.”
During the past two decades, Jarrell has held human resource leadership roles at large corporations in the United States and Europe. He spent nearly 17 years with Alcoa, Inc., where he held various human resource, business management and consulting roles. His last position with Alcoa was vice president of human resources for Europe. He later served as director of human resources for the commercial businesses of ITT Corporation. Most recently, Jarrell served as the executive vice president of human resources for DSM, a life sciences and material sciences company based in the Netherlands.
Jarrell is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world’s largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world’s leading food and beverage brands. With revenues of $6.6 billion in 2010, the company is headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, and employs more than 24,000 people at 80 plants in 21 countries. O-I delivers safe, effective and sustainable glass packaging solutions to a growing global marketplace.
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