Menasha Corporation announced that it has promoted William F. Ash to the position of President of ORBIS Corporation, the company’s second largest operating division. Ash, 44, has been Vice President of Finance at ORBIS since 2004.
“Bill is a talented leader with experience in all facets of ORBIS’ business, extensive industry knowledge and work in international operations,” said Menasha Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer, James M. Kotek, when making the announcement. “He has proven himself to be an accomplished and effective manager and was very instrumental in the successful integration of the two largest acquisitions in Menasha Corporation’s history, LINPAC Group Limited’s material handling business in December 2006 and Norseman Plastic Holdings Ltd. in October 2008.”
ORBIS Corporation, headquartered in Oconomowoc, Wisc., is a reusable plastic packaging product and service provider in North America. ORBIS helps companies analyze their supply systems, design the right reusable packaging solutions, and implement cost-effective programs that yield rapid cost savings and support sustainability objectives. Kotek had been president of ORBIS Corporation until he was named President and CEO of Menasha Corporation in August 2009.
“It’s an honor to be named president of ORBIS Corporation,” Ash said, “and accept the challenges of leadership. ORBIS is a tremendous company with a great future ahead and I look forward to extending its proud record of market leadership and sales and earnings growth.”
Ash holds both a bachelor’s of science degree in financial administration and a master’s degree with an emphasis in finance from Michigan State University. He began his career with ORBIS in 2003 as corporate controller. Ash previously held positions with CNH Global, Case Corporation and Ford Motor Company