Global plastics packager Coveris has named Gary Masse as its new CEO, effective April 14.
Masse succeeds Jack Knott, who will remain with the company as a non-executive director.
Chicago-based Coveris claims to be the sixth-largest plastics packaging company in the world.
Masse most recently was CEO of Precision Partners Inc., a US$500 million engineering and manufacturing company. Immediately prior to that, he was group president for Cooper Industries, where he managed the US$800 million Cooper Tools global business. He has also held executive and senior management positions at Danaher Corp. and General Electric.
Coveris reports annual revenues of more than US$2.8 billion and more employs more than 8,600 workers.