The changing of the guard is imminent at Berry Plastics Group Inc. as Tom Salmon is set to become CEO on Feb. 3.
He succeeds Jon Rich, who announced months ago he would be retiring from the position, but remain on the company's board.
Salmon was previously identified as the successor, but the Evansville, Ind.-based company only said at the time the transition would take place at some point in February. The change is coming sooner than later this month.
“The time is now right to pass the baton to the next generation,” Rich said in a statement. He has been CEO since October 2010.
Salmon has been with Berry Plastics since 2007, joining as part of the company's acquisition of Covalence Specialty Materials.