DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — Industrial packaging maker Greif Inc. on Wednesday named David B. Fischer president and chief operating officer, effective Oct. 1.
The position of president had previously been held by chairman and chief executive Michael J. Gasser.
Fischer, 45, joined Greif in 2004 to lead the company's industrial packaging and services Americas business and later was given additional responsibility over the division's business in Asia, Africa and Australia. Prior to Greif, Fischer worked as a vice president of Dow Chemical Co.
Greif said senior vice president Michael C. Patton, 46, will lead industrial packaging and services for North America and has been named divisional president.
Senior vice president of industrial packaging and services Europe, Ivan Signorelli, 55, will add the title of divisional president.