Ball Names Michael Hranicka President, Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas

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ROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 4, 2010- Ball Corporation [NYSE: BLL] announced today that Michael L. Hranicka has been named president, metal beverage packaging, Americas.



Hranicka joined Ball in 2005 as vice president, sales and marketing for Ball’s metal food packaging business. In 2007 he became senior vice president, sales and marketing for Ball’s expanded metal food and household packaging products division, Americas, and in 2009 was named executive vice president and chief operating officer, metal beverage packaging, North America. Hranicka reports to Raymond J. Seabrook, Ball’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, global packaging.



“Michael Hranicka has been effective in guiding the ongoing integration of the metal beverage packaging plants Ball recently acquired from AB InBev and in working with his team to get closer to our customers and to instill a disciplined, process-oriented approach within the business,” Seabrook said. “As president, he will expand that approach in our metal beverage packaging operations in the United States, Canada and Brazil.”



Ball Corporation is a supplier of high-quality metal and plastic packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2008 sales of approximately $7.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit www.ball.com.