Vicki B. Arthur
Vicki B. Arthur, 59, is Senior Vice President, Plastic Packaging and Protective Solutions at Sonoco Products Company. In this role, Arthur has responsibility for Sonoco’s plastics businesses, including flexible packaging; thermoformed, injection molded and extruded plastics; and Protective Solutions, which includes the Company’s consumer durable paper-based packaging, molded foam components and temperature-assured packaging operations. Combined, these businesses have 52 operating facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with combined sales of approximately $1.5 billion and more than 4,000 associates.
Prior to this promotion, she was Vice President of Protective Solutions. Before heading Sonoco’s fastest-growing business segment, Arthur was Vice President of Global Corporate Customers from 2008 through 2011, where she had P&L responsibility for Sonoco’s seven largest global packaged food (CPG) customers with annual sales of more than $1 billion.
Arthur joined Sonoco in 1985 and has held senior leadership positions in finance/accounting, sales and operations. During her tenure at Sonoco, she has held numerous management-level positions in corporate accounting, financial reporting and Treasury. She served as Staff Vice President and Controller for several Sonoco businesses before being named Sonoco’s Staff Vice President and Corporate Treasurer in 2002. Arthur reports to Sonoco’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and is a member of the Company’s Corporate Executive Committee. She also provides executive oversight for the Company’s Global Quality and Service Excellence programs.
Arthur graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in accounting and originally worked in public accounting, becoming a Certified Public Accountant. She maintains an active CPA license in South Carolina. In 2000, she received an MBA from Duke University.
Arthur is a member of AICPA and the South Carolina Association of CPAs. She is a member of the South Carolina Automotive Association and Automotive Council of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. She remains involved in community activities, serving as past president of the Hartsville YMCA and on the boards of Coker College, the Byerly Foundation and the Darlington County Economic Development Partnership.
Arthur is married with two grown children. She is a passionate tennis player and remains involved in competitive leagues and associations and is a member of the USTA.