HARTSVILLE, S.C. (News release) -- Sonoco announced that Lisa Weeks has been named Vice President of Investor Relations, reporting to Howard Coker, President and CEO. Weeks succeeds Roger Schrum, who previously announced his intent to retire after a 16-year career with Sonoco and a more than 30-year career interacting with the global investment community. Schrum will stay on through June to help with the transition.
"On behalf of the Sonoco family, we would like extend a heartfelt thank you to Roger for his many contributions through the years," said Howard Coker, Sonoco President and Chief Executive Officer. "His passion for our Company, our industry and our community will be greatly missed. We wish him all the best in this new chapter in his life."
"As the new Head of Investor Relations, Lisa brings a broad range of strategy, operations and investor relations experience which will benefit the Company as we continue to communicate the vision and value of Sonoco's continued transformation with its shareholders and the financial community," Coker added.
Weeks joins Sonoco from Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE) where she served as Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations and Chief Strategy Officer after serving in a number of roles in operations and corporate development. Previously, she held positions with Line-X and Teledyne Brown Engineering. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and earned a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.