07 December 2018

Mark Burgess appointed new CEO

Diversey, a global leader in the hygiene and cleaning industry, announced November 28, 2018 the appointment of Mark S. Burgess as its new Chief Executive Officer effective December 17, 2018.

Burgess was previously CEO of Signode Industrial Group, a USD 2.4 billion global company with 88 manufacturing facilities across six continents, which was acquired by Crown Holdings, Inc. in April 2018. Prior to that role he served as CEO of Graham Packaging Company where he led the firm’s IPO in 2010 and subsequent sale to Reynolds Group Holdings in 2011. Earlier in his career, he served as CEO and CFO of Anchor Glass Container Corporation and held a variety of operational and financial leadership roles in several other businesses. Burgess holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Dickinson College and a Master of Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Burgess succeeds Dr. Ilham Kadri, who is leaving Diversey at the end of the year to take another executive role.

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