BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today announced the promotion of Manette A. Snow to the newly created position of vice president, diversity and inclusion. In this new role, Snow is responsible for further developing and embedding diversity and inclusion best practices throughout the company. She will report to John A. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO, effective immediately.
Snow also will help accelerate Ball's global efforts to attract, retain and develop diverse employees to meet current and future business needs; lead the company's efforts to broaden diversity awareness; evaluate and revitalize existing diversity and inclusion initiatives; and enhance Ball's employee resource groups.
"As Ball continues to grow, we must have an inclusive culture and workforce that reflect our customers, markets and the communities in which we operate to boost creativity, innovation and business performance," Hayes said. "With her deep knowledge of Ball and its employee base, as well as global diversity and inclusion models, Manette will play a key role in further embedding best practices throughout Ball to help ensure our long-term business success."
Snow joined Ball in 2007 and most recently served as vice president, total rewards and analytics.
About Ball Corporation Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2013 sales of $8.5 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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