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O-I Announces New Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer

Owens-Illinois, Inc., announces that Radhika Batra has been named vice president and chief procurement officer.

Batra will be responsible for leading O-I's global strategic sourcing function and driving synergies across the company's regional operations to maximize buying power.

"Radhika has a track record of delivering supply chain and procurement results for growing global companies," said Ed Snyder, senior vice president and chief process improvement officer. "Under her leadership, we anticipate even greater collaboration, innovation and effectiveness from our global procurement teams, yielding lower costs and enhancements in efficiency and quality."

Batra joins O-I from Solutia, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of chemical and engineered materials, where she was vice president of business process in the CPFilms segment. In this position, she helped transform the business by better positioning the sales and marketing organization to support the company's global growth. Previously, she served as vice president of supply chain and global procurement at Solutia.
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