DELAWARE, Ohio -- July 7, 2015 -- Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF. B), the world leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced the appointment of DeeAnne Marlow as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Marlow joins Greif as a member of the executive steering team reporting directly to Greif CEO David B. Fischer.
"Aligning short- and long-term talent needs is critical for every company. DeeAnne brings both extensive global manufacturing experience to Greif and a unique approach to the human resources function. She partners with the business to clearly identify needs, define measurable outcomes and then implement affordable and effective HR systems that map to business goals," said David B. Fischer, Greif CEO. "I look forward to collaborating closely with her and have every confidence that she will help Greif achieve its business transformation goals."
Marlow joins Greif from global manufacturer Cummins Inc., where she oversaw a team of 140 HR professionals across five continents. There she worked in various business units and advocated on behalf of the businesses' needs to improve performance management and ensure the successful integration of two joint ventures in Latin America. As a partner to the business leads at Cummins, she implemented systems that strengthened strategic business planning and change management. Her broad HR technical experience includes leadership development, aligning compensation with global market trends and improving recruiting and retention.
"The role of HR has transformed. It has gone from purely services to a function that can bring measurable results by partnering with the business," said Marlow, who has over 25 years of HR experience. "My focus is on aligning HR to the short- and long-term business needs so that the business can achieve measureable results, create opportunities and improve overall business performance. I am excited to join Greif, with its focus on transforming to meet customers' future needs."
Marlow is SPHR Certified, holds a Six Sigma Green Belt and received an MBA from the University of South Dakota.