Processing Magazine

Industry Veteran to Lead MWV’s Food Packaging Business

March 29, 2011
In a press release, MeadWestvaco Corp. announced that Diane Teer has been selected as the new president of the Food packaging business where she will lead profitable growth strategies, including building strong partnerships with food customers and driving innovative “shopper ready” solutions across retail grocery channels, reports Business Wire. She brings a wealth of experience around launching disruptive new consumer packaged goods products and actively aligning business segments to new and changing company values and growth strategies. Ms. Teer most recently served as president of World Kitchen, LLC, where she led the North America division as well as global innovation for well-known brands like Pyrex, Corelle, Corningware and Chicago Cutlery. Prior to World Kitchen, she held leadership positions in Frozen and Culinary Foods at Conagra Foods during her four-year tenure. While there, she oversaw leading brands including Banquet, Marie Callender’s and Healthy Choice as part of the $2 billion frozen foods business, and provided strategic oversight for all dedicated functional areas and plants. Ms. Teer also spent nine years at The Campell Soup Company during which she focused on growing and refreshing brands in the beverage and soup categories. As vice president and general manager of the Beverage division, she led the successful rebranding of V8 and strategically managed a disciplined and effective approach to R&D and product innovation. Ms. Teer earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University.