Jonathan D. Rich, PhD, currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Berry Global Group, Inc. Dr. Rich served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Company from October 2010 until his retirement as CEO in February 2017.
Prior to becoming CEO, Dr. Rich served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. from June 2007 until October 2010. Prior to Momentive, Dr. Rich held executive positions at Goodyear Tire and Rubber from 2000 until 2007, including President of Goodyear North American Tire and President of Goodyear Chemical. Dr. Rich began his career at General Electric in 1982, where he was employed for 18 years in a variety of R&D, operational and executive roles. Dr. Rich’s prior position as Chief Executive Officer for the Company, his extensive management experience and his skills in business leadership and strategy qualify him to serve as a director of the Company.
Dr. Rich has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry from Iowa State University, and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He has been published in numerous journals and publications and is an inventor on 26 U.S. patents.