U.S – SIG, a global leader in advanced food and beverage packaging systems, has appointed seasoned industry executive Allison Sutera as the President of SIG North America.
With an impressive career spanning consumer packaged goods, foodservice, hospitality, and technology, Sutera is set to steer the company’s operations across Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central America.
Bringing a wealth of experience from her roles at PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, and Aramark, Sutera most recently served as the Chief Growth Officer at 365 Retail Markets, a foodservice technology company.
Her leadership at 365 Retail Markets involved spearheading marketing initiatives, overseeing commercial strategies, orchestrating key acquisitions, and managing international divisions.
Ms. Sutera holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Kansas, and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Ricardo Rodriguez, President and CEO, Americas for SIG, emphasized the critical importance of North America in SIG’s global business strategy.
He highlighted recent expansions, including the opening of a plant in Queretaro, Mexico, and significant growth at the Chilhowie, Va., facility. Rodriguez expressed confidence in Sutera’s leadership, indicating her unique skill set aligns seamlessly with SIG’s commitment to advancing as a packaging solutions leader in the region.
Sutera, based at SIG’s North America headquarters in Northlake, Ill., expressed her enthusiasm for joining SIG during a pivotal period of growth.
She highlighted the dynamic shifts in consumer needs within the marketplace and outlined the key differentiators, including sustainability, channel and format versatility, and technical leadership, that will position SIG as an innovative force in the food and beverage packaging space.
“I am thrilled to join the SIG business on the exciting journey of continued growth. We have a unique opportunity to leverage our wide range of solutions to bring about true innovation in the food and beverage space, and I can’t wait to see where our team will go next,” said Sutera.
Headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland, SIG has approximately 9,000 employees worldwide and customers in over 100 countries. The company produced 49 billion packs and generated $3.1 (U.S$3.3 billion) in pro forma revenue in 2022.
The new centre aims to accelerate new and sustainable packaging innovations. According to SIG, it features state-of-the-art extrusion and finishing technology coupled with advanced quality measurement systems and testing equipment.