PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) announced today that power industry executive James H. Miller has been elected to the Company's Board of Directors. The Board now has 11 members.
Mr. Miller is chairman, president and chief executive officer of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL). He was named PPL's chairman and CEO in 2006 having been promoted to president and elected to its board of directors a year earlier. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at PPL. Mr. Miller joined PPL in 2001 as president of PPL Generation, its subsidiary that operates power plants in the United States.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Miller was executive vice president having been promoted from vice president, production of USEC Inc., an international supplier of enriched uranium to nuclear utilities. Before that he was president of two ABB Ltd. subsidiaries, ABB Environmental Systems and ABB Resource Recovery Systems. Previously, he was president of UC Operating Services, an unregulated subsidiary of Constellation Energy and Louisville Gas and Electric Co. Mr. Miller began his career in the power industry at the former Delmarva Power & Light Co. where he held various engineering and management positions.
John W. Conway, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are extremely pleased to have someone of Jim's caliber join the Board. Jim brings to the Company his extensive general business knowledge and experience. His proven leadership abilities, business judgment and dedication will be great assets to Crown."
Mr. Miller serves on the boards of Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Nuclear Industry Institute and Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd. He also serves on EEI's executive committee. In addition, he serves on the boards of directors of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra and the Lehigh Valley Partnership, and on the board of trustees for Lehigh Valley Health Network. Mr. Miller is also on the leadership team for Education 2010, a group of business and community leaders dedicated to improving education in Allentown, PA.
Mr. Miller holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware and served in the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine program.
About Crown Holdings, Inc.
Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK), through its subsidiaries, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, visit our website at http://www.crowncork.com/.
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