About Greif

Greif is a leading supplier of industrial packaging products and services. With strategic locations throughout more than 37 countries, Greif remains steadfast in its commitment to being the highest performing customer service entity for its global and regional customers around the world.

Our Vision

Be the best performing customer service company in the world.

OVERVIEW & HISTORY

Our People

Greif places the utmost importance on protecting, engaging and developing a diverse workforce. More than 12,000 colleagues work in 224 production, warehouse, and office locations in 37 countries.

Our History

The Bedrock of an Innovative Future
1877
William Greif and Albert Vanderwyst open a cooperage shop, “Vanderwyst and Greif,” in Cleveland, Ohio.
1923
The first bitumen steel drum is produced, which is still part of the product portfolio today.
1955
Greif transitions from key and barrel heading, and stave mills and cooperage facilities to manufacturing fibre drums and corrugated containers.
1978
Greif officially enters the containerboard manufacturing business with the purchase of Massillon, Ohio, paper mill
2001
Greif buys Van Leer Industrial, giving Greif an international footprint and doubling the size of the company. The company’s name is changed to Greif, Inc.
2018
Greif receives Gold Recognition from EcoVadis due to their ongoing commitment to sustainability and corporate social Responsibility for the first time.
1908
Greif Bros. Company becomes the largest cooperage plant in the world.
1951
Under the leadership of John C. Dempsey the headquarters moves from Cleveland to Delaware, Ohio.
1964
Greif purchases technology from Haveg Industries for blow-molding liners, which are inserts for steel and fibre drums, creating a whole new line.
1998
The Greif Way is first published. Greif’s vision is clear and simple: “In industrial packaging, be the best performing customer service company in the world.
2010
Greif acquires four Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC) companies including Storsack Group, the largest company in the FIBCs industry.
2019
Greif acquires Caraustar Industries, Inc., a leading recycled paperboard and packaging solutions company in North America, in the largest deal in the company’s history.

THE GREIF WAY

The Greif Way

Greif's values are the same, wherever we are in the world.

ETHICAL

We can be trusted to do what is right. Greif's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics guides our decisions and actions.

STRONG THROUGH DIVERSITY

We encourage and embrace our diversity of culture, language, location and thought. Our differences define but do not divide us; our common interests unite us. From the many, we are one: Greif.

SERIOUS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY

We honor our history as we focus on our future. We use financial, natural and human resources wisely without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Committed to Improvement

We always look for ways to make our work, our products, our services and our Company better.

Our Standards

Personal Accountability
Greif is known around the world for integrity. Our people – principled, intelligent and reliable – reaffirm our reputation every day with their every action.

Stay Alert for Safety
We take responsibility to be safe in everything we do. We are diligent in protecting our own safety as well as the safety of our co-workers. We correct unsafe practices or conditions when we see them and stop any activity that brings unnecessary risk.

Respect Others
We treat people the way we would like to be treated while being respectful of their cultural norms.

Be Part of the Solution
When we see something that needs to be done, we do it. When an issue arises, we work together toward a resolution. We put Company goals ahead of our personal agendas in the workplace.

Build in Quality
Quality is our hallmark. Each of us takes responsibility for it.

Remain above Reproach
We compete honestly and adhere to the highest standards of conduct.

Meet and Exceed Our Customers’ Needs
We listen to our customers to learn about their challenges and help them determine their best solutions. We deliver products and services at fair value.

Increase Our Company’s Worth
Our shareholders expect it. Our future depends on it.

Maintain Our Company’s Reputation
The companies with the highest standards provide the highest returns for their shareholders. We will continue to be one of those companies.

Cultivate Supplier Loyalty
We treat our suppliers as vital partners to our business.

Expect Equal Treatment
We constantly evaluate all aspects of the products and services that we purchase. We expect quality at a fair cost.

Remain Free of Obligation
We do not accept lavish entertainment or excessive gifts from suppliers.

Safety in the Workplace
Safeguarding the health and welfare of our people is fundamental. The Company is committed to providing a safe working environment.

Equitable Treatment of All
Regardless of race, color, sex, creed, national origin or age, each Greif employee will be treated fairly.

Appropriate Rewards
Compensation and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with the value received.

Career Opportunities
The Company will be mindful of career opportunities within Greif for its employees.

LEADERSHIP

Ole Rosgaard

President and Chief Executive Officer

Larry A. Hilsheimer

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Gary R. Martz

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Bala V Sathyanarayanan

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Tina Schoner

Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Kim Kellermann

Senior Vice President, Global Operations Group

Tim Bergwall

Senior Vice President, Group President, Paper Packaging and Soterra LLC

Paddy Mullaney

Senior Vice President, Group President, Global Industrial Packaging

Doug Lingrel

Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Matt Eichmann

Chief Marketing and Sustainability Officer

Matthew Leahy

Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations

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Vivian Bouet

Chief Information and Digital Officer

Matt Barnes

Gaylord Benner

Tom Busby

Mark Butryn

Francesco Caforio

Cheryl Caudill

John Clifford

Gerard de Vries

Bill D’Onofrio

Jenny Echols

Abdennour El Mosor

Andreas Faßbender

Adam Galliers

Ricardo Goldenberg

Boris Grater

John Grinnell

Wee Guan Lim

Brian Hamilton

Dennis Hoffman

Ginnie Hough

Harikumar Iyer

Dr. Maja James

Alexander Johansson

David Johns

Aysu Katun

Nicholas Kaufman

Kevin Kling

Tony Krabill

Marco Kratz

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Chris Krumm

Gustavo Libanio

Peck Ling Tan

David Lloyd

Toby Locke

Chris Luffler

Linda Lynch

Philippe Marty

Roy McAdoo

Jason Michaels

Robert Moore

Rick Moreland

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Eric Nelson

Sandor Orban

Gina Pfaff

Tara Plazarin

Aaron Post

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Shaun Pressly

Dawn Reynolds

Craig Rollins

Konstantin Savinov

David Scott

Tal Segev

Anja Simon

Michael Taylor

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Christine Trocellier

Wanda van Engelen

Geoff Westphal

Kelly Wilkin

Nick Wu

Reda Zangui

Wayne Zhao

Chris Zimmerman

GREIF IN THE COMMUNITy

Giving Back and Building a Better Tomorrow

Greif has a commitment to build a better tomorrow by giving back to our communities today. In accordance with The Greif Way, we strive to create a culture that supports the common good by using our financial and human resources to support charitable organizations that focus on education, health, and social services.