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March 28, 2011
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Diane Teer has been selected as president of MeadWestvaco’s Food Packaging Business.

 Diane Teer of MWV

MeadWestvaco (WMV) Corp., Richmond, Va., has selected Diane Teer as the new president of the company’s Food Packaging Business. She will lead profitable growth strategies, including building strong partnerships with food customers and driving innovative “shopper ready” solutions across retail grocery channels. Teer 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.

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.

Teer also spent nine years at The Campbell Soup Co. 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. Prior to Campbell Soup, she led marketing efforts at The Nabob Coffee Co. and the integration of its brands into Kraft’s portfolio following the acquisition by Kraft Canada.

“Diane brings valuable consumer-focused industry and market growth expertise to this role, strengthening MWV's participation in the large and attractive markets for food packaging,” says Bob Feeser, senior vice president.  “We are bringing together consumer insights, design, materials science and engineering expertise to bring our customers a more compelling approach to their packaging – one that engages consumers in a powerful way that creates an unparalleled edge for their brands in the marketplace. The addition of Diane to our team is an important step in MWV’s overall growth strategy.” 

Ms. Teer earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University.

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