Ball Corporation Board Elects Cynthia A. Niekamp and Daniel J. Heinrich as New Members

August 04, 2016

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation's (NYSE: BLL) board of directors has elected Cynthia A. Niekamp, retired senior vice president from PPG Industries, Inc., and Daniel J. Heinrich,  former executive vice president and chief financial officer from The Clorox Company, to serve as directors of the Corporation.

Niekamp, 57, served at PPG Industries for seven years, most recently as senior vice president of automotive coatings. Prior to that, she served as president and general manager of TorqTransfer Systems at BorgWarner Inc.; senior vice president and chief financial officer at MeadWestvaco Corporation (now WestRock Company); and in various leadership roles at TRW, Inc. and General Motors Corporation. Niekamp currently serves on the board of directors for Magna International Inc.  

Heinrich, 60, worked at The Clorox Company for 11 years, serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer for 9 years. Previous roles include senior vice president and treasurer at Transamerica Finance Corporation; senior vice president, treasurer and controller at Granite Management Company; and senior vice president, chief accounting officer and controller at First Nationwide Bank. Heinrich currently serves on the board of directors for ARAMARK and Edgewell Personal Care Company.

"We are pleased to welcome Cindy and Dan to Ball's board of directors," said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "They share our values, and the breadth of their industry, operational and financial experience is the perfect complement to our current board makeup as we continue to position Ball for long-term success."

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Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,700 people worldwide and pro forma 2015 net sales were $11 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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