MANCHESTER, MICH. — Bill Burke, former president and chief executive officer of White Cap Inc., was named president of Schmalbach-Lubeca Plastic Containers USA Inc. in Manchester, effective Oct. 1.
White Cap, based in Downers Grove, Ill., is a unit of Schmalbach-Lubeca AG of Ratingen, Germany.
White Cap makes caps and closures for food and beverage companies. Schmalbach-Lubeca Plastic Containers blow molds PET bottles for the food and beverage industries.
Burke replaces Jim Pell, who is returning to the automotive industry. Company officials did not disclose where Pell is going.
Schmalbach-Lubeca Plastic Containers operates 15 plants in the United States and three in Latin America.