Meet our leadership team
O-I’s leadership team is committed to achieving O-I’s priorities for strategic and profitable growth. The team is focused on driving operational excellence and strengthening O-I’s position as the world’s leader in glass packaging.
Paul Vine, General Manager O-I ANZ
Paul joined O-I New Zealand as general manager in August 2015, following a number of senior leadership roles in O-I’s manufacturing and human resource functions. He is a graduate of the first cohort of O-I’s Global Leadership Program.
As leader of the business, Paul shares his thoughts on why O-I is the partner of choice for many of New Zealand’s leading brands.
“At O-I, we are committed to creating healthy, safe, trustworthy, brand-building glass packaging in a way that makes employees, customers and business partners proud. Our commitments to safety, quality and sustainability are underscored by strong ethics and an expectation that each employee be treated with respect. We believe there is power in partnerships. We partner with customers to help them build brands and inspire consumer loyalty through our creative services, manufacturing and marketing expertise. We also team up with customers on sustainability initiatives to help reduce our collective impact on the environment. To increase the availability of high-quality cullet, we partner with cullet suppliers. I am proud to lead New Zealand’s only manufacturer producing the most sustainable package on earth – the glass container"
Francois Cleret, Sales Director O-I ANZ
Francois joined O-I as Sales Director ANZ in July 2017 following a number of senior Sales and Operations positions with ABI/SAB Miller spanning across Australia and Asia Pacific.
Having spent over 15 years of his career in the fast-moving consumer goods space, Francois brings to O-I a strong customer focus. It’s the perfect fit for O-I, as the company continues its transformational journey to put customers at the centre of everything we do.
“O-I has a clear strategy to be the preferred supplier for glass packaging in the food and beverage industry. As such we need to get closer to our customers, understand their needs and objectives and work collaboratively to deliver against these. My team and I are passionate about customer centricity and driving change to service our customer better!”
Darren Rogers, Regional Logistics Directer - Asia Pacific
Darren joined the AP regional and ANZ logistics leadership teams in April 2018. As a senior supply chain professional with extensive experience in logistics management and supply chain leadership roles, he brings strong project management skills and the ability to conceive, design, plan and implement key initiatives in line with organizational strategy.
Darren’s key priority is the delivery of operational excellence to provide great and cost effective service to our customers with a zero tolerance for workplace injuries.
“Since joining O-I I have experienced a strong customer centric commitment from a great team. There is a high focus on our people, their safety and individual development. O-I continues to leverage our global experience and capability while delivering tailored local innovative solutions. We have a fantastic reputation and focus for environmental sustainability and I am delighted to join the O-I team.”
John Park - Quality Director O-I ANZ
John Park, who hails from Scotland, has been in the glass packaging business for over 20 years, and has held various positions from Engineering roles, Lean six sigma project leader, Production management, and Forming and shift operations. John joined O-I in 2004 and is now part of the NZ senior management team leading Quality Services for the O-I NZ business.
John looks after all our key business Quality related services and customer needs, Inclusive of Budget management and cost controls, leads our technical services, QA, ISO, food safety, inspection and packaging teams.
Johns talks to why O-I is a great place to work:
“O-I has helped me grow and allowed me to pursue career aspiration with real support and direction, O-I is a culture of value add for customer, consumer and employees, our company treats everyone equality as part of the total jigsaw delivering quality along with a sense of pride. At O-I we all have the view that quality defines us in everyday life across every process, department and function."
Amy McKay - ANZ HR Director
In the role of HR Director for ANZ, Amy’s focus is on ensuring we have a winning team! This is achieved by the collective efforts of our people to deliver the best results for the business and our customers. Working collaboratively with the leadership team and each of the manufacturing sites, Amy champions several programs such as leadership development, succession planning and talent utilization.
“I am excited to be part of the transformation journey here at OI. We have a strong focus on enabling the future success of our customers, employees and shareholders. And as an HR practitioner, the exciting part is that this change is being led by our people.”
Maria Armstrong - ANZ Planning Manager
With a background in brand management, new product development, financial management and marketing strategy, Maria brings strong organizational and operational skills to the role of ANZ Planning Manager. As a member of the O-I team for over eight years, Maria is currently focused on leading a team of Demand and Supply Planners to ensure O-I’s strategic priorities are met.
“Glass remains the only infinitely recyclable packaging material and O-I’s passion for glass is stronger than ever. We have continued to strengthened our relationships with our customer through our commitment to glass.”
Emmanuel Villalobos, Plant Manager - Sydney
With a career in the glass industry that began in Mexico in 2006, Emmanuel Villalobos has a deep knowledge of the glass forming process and a strong passion for glass.
Emmanuel commenced with O-I as a Forming Specialist in New Zealand in 2013, and held a number of leadership roles in the manufacturing team before becoming the Sydney Plant Manager in September 2017.
He is committed to employee safety, innovation and delivering efficiencies.
“There is nothing more noble, elegant and beautiful than glass. For every bottle produced in any of our plants you will see a passion for perfection, years of experience and the desire to exceeds our customer’s expectations. To be the prefer supplier in glass, it’s necessary to be innovative and creative. O-I is both”.
Paul O'Driscoll, Plant Manager - Melbourne
Paul O’Driscoll joined O-I in April 2016 in a regional Continuous Improvement role and was assigned to the role of Melbourne Plant Manager in January 2017.
Paul has a passion for Manufacturing and has spent his entire career working in the field. Prior to joining O-I Paul worked for Dow Chemical for 26 years in a range of Operations Management and Project Management roles across a range of petrochemical technologies and diverse geographies, which included assignments in Australia, USA, China, Indonesia, Korea and Italy. Paul has significant leadership experience in large, integrated, complex plant operations and successes in establishing and managing new ‘greenfield’ facilities.
Paul has a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne.
“It is great to have the opportunity to work for a company where the employees universally have such passion for their products, glass containers.”
Matthew Klaric, Plant Manager – Brisbane Cullet
Matthew Klaric’s 15 year career with O-I began as a Batch and Furnace graduate at the Melbourne plant. For the next decade, he held various specialist and leadership roles at the plant, including forming specialist, line manager, lean six sigma blackbelt and Unit Plant Manager.
In 2014, Matt joined the regional operations team, playing a key part in rolling out O-I’s manufacturing fundamentals and driving colour change performance across APAC. In 2017, he was promoted to the position of Brisbane Cullet Plant Manager, where he’s focused on increasing safety, improving efficiency and completing a major capital upgrade that will make Brisbane Cullet a world class glass recycling facility.
With a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from Melbourne University, Matt says he is both proud and grateful to have spent his career working with one of the world’s most infinitely recyclable products – glass.
Dean Sharland, Plant Manager - Brisbane
With more 30 years’ experience in the glass industry both in the UK and Australia, Dean has a passion for manufacturing and forming. He also has an intimate knowledge of O-I’s Australian manufacturing business, where he’s spent over a decade in operational leadership roles in the Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane plants.
Dean is currently Plant Manager at our Brisbane Plant, where he and the team are focusing on service excellence, efficiency and being he preferred supplier for customers.
Craig Mynott - Regional Cullet Director O-I AU
Craig has a deep understanding of O-I that’s been forged through a career that spans more than 20 years with the company.
Beginning as a Management Accountant at the Spotswood plant, Craig moved to O-I Adelaide as a Business Services Manager before taking on a number of regional roles in Procurement. As a Master Blackbelt, he held various project roles before leading the design and build of Brisbane Cullet, O-I’s first owned and operated cullet beneficiation plant.
Craig has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), is a CPA, and is passionate about sustainability.
His skills and interests came together in his current role as Regional Cullet Director, where Craig is fully accountable and responsible for the overall APAC cullet (or glass recycling) strategy and total system costs outcomes.
“O-I is committed to using recycled glass,” Craig said. “Along with being the right thing to do for the environment and our future generations, cullet provides both O-I and our customers with a significant competitive advantage”.
“Recycled glass replaces virgin materials (sand, soda ash, limestone) and reduces both energy consumption and carbon emissions. Glass is 100% infinitely recyclable and we are continually looking at new ways to increase our use of quality cullet”.