Mr. Rich serves as chairman of our board of directors upon the listing of our shares of common stock on Nasdaq. Mr. Rich is also currently the Chairman of the Board of Lumileds, a semiconductor light emitting diode producer, having served as CEO from 2019 to 2020. Formerly, Mr. Rich served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Berry Global Corporation from 2010 to 2018, and as President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Director of Momentive from 2007 to 2010. Prior to that, he held positions with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, first as President of the Global Chemicals business and subsequently as President of Goodyear’s North American Tire Division. Mr. Rich spent his formative years at General Electric, first as a research scientist at GE Global Research and then in a series of management positions with GE Plastics. Mr. Rich previously served on the Board of Directors of PLZ Aeroscience and Hexion LLC. Mr. Rich was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his industry and board experience. Mr. Rich received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Chemistry from Iowa State University.
Ms. Baker joined our board of directors upon the listing of our shares of common stock on Nasdaq. Ms. Baker currently serves on the board of directors, the compensation committee and the stakeholder and enterprise risk committee of ABM Industries Inc. Ms. Baker previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Cargill, Inc. from 2014 to 2020. Prior to joining Cargill, Ms. Baker served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Hertz Global Holdings and Reynolds and Reynolds Company. She also held numerous leadership positions in operations and human resources at The Timken Company. Ms. Baker received a Master of Science in Management from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, an MBA from Ashland University and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Mathematics from Capital University.
Mr. Hugli has been a member of our board of directors since January 2020. Mr. Hugli served as the Chief Financial Officer of PTVE (formerly Reynolds Group Holdings Limited) from 2009 to 2020. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and a director of Rank Group Limited and a director of other entities owned by Mr. Hart. He has been a senior executive of Rank since 1993. Mr. Hugli previously held positions in financial management and audit practices in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Mr. Hugli received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University at Kingston. He serves on the board of directors of Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. Mr. Hugli holds a CPA CA designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.
Mr. King joined our board of directors upon the listing of our shares of common stock on Nasdaq and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since March 2021. Prior to joining Pactiv Evergreen as CEO, Mr. King served as Chief Executive Officer for Graham Packaging Company from 2018 to 2021. Prior to Graham Packaging, Mr. King was President of FRAM Group from August 2015 to April 2017. Mr. King has held various leadership positions including Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Graham Packaging, Global Sales Director at Graham Packaging, Global Vice President and General Manager of TI Automotive Fuel Systems Division and Global Director of Sales and Engineering at TI Automotive Fuel Systems. He began his career as an engineer with Lear Corporation. Mr. King received a Bachelor of Science degree in Polymer Chemistry (Plastics) from Ferris State University.
Mr. Stangl joined our board of directors upon the listing of our shares of common stock on Nasdaq. Mr. Stangl served as Chief Executive Officer of SIG Combibloc Group AG from 2008 to December 2020. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of SIG, Mr. Stangl held a number of positions within SIG, including Head of Corporate Development and M&A, Chief Executive Officer of SIG Beverage (a division subsequently divested), and Chief Market Officer. Previously, he was an Investment Director for small and mid-cap buyouts at a family office in London, and a Senior Consultant with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Germany. Mr. Stangl received a Bachelor of Business Administration from ESC Reims & ESB Reutlingen.
Ms. Thornton joined our board of directors upon the listing of our shares of common stock on Nasdaq. Ms. Thornton currently serves as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of 99 Cents Only Stores, Inc., having previously held executive positions within the company since 2015, including Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Formerly, Ms. Thornton served as Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President of Demoulas Super Markets, Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Knowledge Universe Education Holdings and Chief Financial Officer of Albertson’s Inc. Ms. Thornton also currently serves on the board of directors of Ares Acquisition Corporation, Convergint Technologies LLC, CoolSys, Inc. and Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. Ms. Thornton is a fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a member of the Latino Corporate Director Association. Ms. Thornton received an MBA from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Economics from Santa Clara University.