Solo Cup Company (the “Company”), a leading provider of disposable foodservice products, today announced that it has appointed Robert D. Koney, Jr. as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 2, 2007.
Mr. Koney, 50, joins Solo Cup’s executive management team from Russell Corporation, a leading branded athletic and sporting goods company. Mr. Koney served as Russell’s chief financial officer and senior vice president from 2004–2006, where he was responsible for the corporation’s finance functions, including financial planning, treasury, accounting, tax, internal audit and investor relations.
Prior to his tenure at Russell, Mr. Koney spent 18 years with Goodrich Corporation in a variety of finance positions, most recently serving as its vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer from 1998–2004. Previously, he was vice president and controller of the aircraft wheel and brake operations for BF Goodrich Aerospace. Mr. Koney joined Goodrich as controller and general accounting manager for its specialty chemicals group in 1986. Before joining Goodrich, Mr. Koney’s early career included four years with Arthur Andersen in auditing and tax, as well as four years in tax with Picker International, a subsidiary of GEC, now part of Philips Medical.
“We are delighted to welcome Bob to our executive management team,” said Robert M. Korzenski, chief executive officer of Solo. “His breadth of experience in a variety of financial positions will bring significant leadership and talent to our finance and accounting team.”