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Corn Products, Alcan Packaging make key management changes

Corn Products Intl., Inc., Westchester, IL, announces that its board of directors appoints Ilene Gordon chairman, president and chief executive officer, effective May 4, succeeding Samuel C. Scott III who, consistent with company policy that senior executives step down by age 65, is retiring. Gordon, was been president and CEO of Alcan Packaging since 2007, and was responsible for leading a $6.5-billion global packaging business with 130 factories in 30 countries servicing the food, beauty and pharmaceutical industries. From 2004 to 2006, she was president of Alcan Food Packaging Americas, where she managed a business with $1.4 billion in sales and 5,000 employees in six countries.

Beginning May 2, Jean-Christophe Deslarzes, president and CEO of the downstream aluminium businesses, will assume e Gordon’s responsibilities, as president and CEO, Alcan Packaging.

Jean-Christophe Deslarzes has an extensive knowledge of the packaging business. In June 2008, he was appointed president of the downstream aluminium businesses, including Alcan Engineered Products and Alcan Packaging, both businesses to be divested. In his new role, Deslarzes has supervised the strategy of Alcan Packaging.

In accepting her new position, Gordon says, “Corn Products Intl. has strong operations worldwide, enjoys the support of flagship customers, and has talented and committed employees in markets around the world. I look forward to building on its strong market positions and leading it forward in the years ahead.”

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