Age 72. Executive Chairman since March 2013. Formerly Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (2010-13) and Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer (2005-10). Served on the Board since 1998.
DeLoach joined Sonoco in 1986 as vice president of administration and general counsel. In 1990, he was named vice president of Sonoco’s High Density Film Products Division. In 1993, DeLoach was named vice president of Film, Plastics and Special Products before being promoted to group vice president in October of that year. Over the next decade, he continued to move into higher leadership positions within the Company, joining Sonoco’s Board of Directors in 1998. After being named president and CEO in July of 2000, DeLoach was elected Chairman of the Board in April of 2005. He retired as Chief Executive Officer in March 2013.
Board of Directors, Sonoco
Trustee, Duke Endowment
Board of Directors, Duke Energy
University of South Carolina Business Partnership Foundation
Board of Directors, South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation
Trustee, The Palmetto Institute Board
Trustee, Byerly Foundation
Attorney, City of Hartsville
Chairman, Hartsville Rotary Club
Chairman, Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Darlington County Bar Association
Board of Directors, Darlington County School Board
Bank of America Advisory Board (Hartsville)
Board of Directors, Bank of Hartsville
Chairman, Coker College Board of Trustees
Chairman, Thomas Hart Academy Board of Directors
Chairman, Byerly Hospital and Byerly Foundation Board of Trustees
Chairman, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, The Palmetto Business Forum
Honors and Awards
Honorary Doctorate of Law, Coker College
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, Coker College
Distinguished Alumnus Award, Moore School of Business, 1998
Distinguished Alumni Award, University of South Carolina, 2006
Citizen of the Year, Rotary Club, 2006
Distinguished Citizen Award, Pee Dee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 2006
Businessman of the Year, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2008
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Lander University, 2008
Townes Award, South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, 2009
Laureate, South Carolina Business Hall of Fame, 2010
Will Woodham Business Person of the Year, Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, 2013
Bachelor’s degree, business administration, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, 1966
Juris doctor, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1969
Age 67. Managing director of Pacific Tiger Group Limited, a Hong Kong-based privately held investment enterprise with a wide range of businesses and assets across the Asia/Pacific region since 2005. Director of Pathfinder Investment Holdings Corporation, a Philippines real estate management group. Former director of Hanesbrands, Inc., and former investment committee member of Asian Infrastructure Fund. Prior to that, director of corporate banking for the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia and banking advisor for Middle Eastern and Asian interests. Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian studies from Seton Hall University and an M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he serves as a trustee. Served on the Board since 2013.
Age 60. President of Queens University of Charlotte (institution of higher learning), Charlotte, N.C., since 2002. Formerly Dean of the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte 2000–02. Professor of Management and Dean of the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University 1997–2000. Served on the Board since 2004.
Age 58. Group Chief Executive Officer of Elior Group (since December 2017). Formerly chief operating officer of Alcatel-Lucent SA, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, prior to its acquisition by Nokia Oyj in 2016. Formerly chief executive officer and board director of Europcar Group from 2010 to 2012, Guyancourt, France; Chairman and CEO of Areva T&D, Paris, from 2004 to 2010; group executive vice president, Faurecia SA, Paris, from 2001 to 2003; and group vice president, Valeo, Paris, from 1998 to 2000; and held several global executive positions with Michelin from 1983 to 1998. Graduated from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Nancy, France, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Served on the Board since 2017.
Age 55. Chief Executive Officer, Gosiger, Inc. (privately owned distributor of computer-controlled machine tools and factory automation systems), Dayton, Ohio, since 2010. Formerly served as a managing partner, Gosiger, Inc. 2001–10 and Division Vice President 1992–2001. Served on the Board since July 2011.
Age 51. President and Chief Executive Officer of The Timken Company (a manufacturer of bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, motors, lubrication systems and chain), North Canton, Ohio, since 2014. Formerly Chief Operating Officer of Bearings and Power Transmissions Group 2013-14. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue (Ind.) University and an MBA from Northwestern (Ill.) University. Prior to joining Timken in 2006, Mr. Kyle held management positions with Cooper Industries and was vice president of operations for a division of Hubbell, Inc. Elected to the Board in 2015.
Age 60. Senior lecturer in the accounting and management unit at Harvard Business School since July 2012. Served as Chief Executive Officer and founder of Leadership for International Finance, LLC, an advisory firm offering tailor-made consulting services and leadership seminars 2003-12. Prior to 2003, McGarvie served as chief financial officer for Hannaford Bros. Co, and then BIC Group. She is currently a director of Accenture, Viacom and LKQ Corporation. Also serves on the Boards of Directors of Accenture, Viacom, Wawa, Inc., and LKQ Corp. Elected to the Board in 2014.
Age 69. Senior Advisor to, and limited partner of, Azalea Fund III of Azalea Capital LLC (private equity firm) in Greenville, S.C., since 2008. Formerly “of Counsel” with Ogletree Deakins LLC (law firm) in Greenville, S.C., 2008–11; Chairman and President, Michelin North America, Inc. 1996–2008. Served on the Board since 2003. Lead Director since February 2012.
Age 54. Executive Vice President, Illinois Tool Works, Inc., a diversified manufacturer of specialized industrial equipment, consumables and related service businesses based in Glenview, Ill. Previously Executive Vice President of ITW’s Welding segment, and Group President of Welding International. Holds a BS degree from South Gujarat (India) University, an MBA from Wright State (Ohio) University and an MS and Ph.D. in materials science from Auburn (Ala.) University. Served on the Board since February 2015.
Age 70. Managing partner of Falfurrias Capital Partners (private equity firm), Charlotte, N.C., since 2006. Formerly held executive officer positions at Bank of America Corporation 1989–2006, most recently as Chief Financial Officer; partner at Price Waterhouse, serving there for 13 years; a fellow with the Securities and Exchange Commission 1981–83. Served on the Board since 2006.
Robert C. Tiede, 59, is President and CEO at Sonoco Products Company. In this role, Tiede has global leadership, sales and operating responsibility for all of the Company’s diversified consumer, industrial and protective packaging businesses.
Since joining Sonoco in 2004, Tiede has led all of Sonoco’s global consumer-related businesses, including Rigid Paper Containers, Flexible Packaging, Plastics and Display and Packaging. Most recently, Tiede served as senior vice president, Global Consumer Packaging and Services, responsible for the Company’s Corporate Customer program as well as its Rigid Plastics, Flexibles and Display and Packaging businesses. Tiede was named to that position in December 2012. During his tenure at Sonoco, the Company’s consumer-related businesses have increased sales by approximately 90 percent and operating profits by 120 percent, as the Company’s consumer growth strategy developed broader global packaging and services capabilities.
Tiede, who graduated from Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, is a chartered accountant/CPA with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants for Manitoba and Canada. He joined Sonoco as president of Sonoco CorrFlex with the 2004 acquisition of CorrFlex Graphics’ point-of-purchase merchandising display and supply chain management business. In 2006, Tiede assumed responsibility for Sonoco’s global packaging services business, and in 2007 he was named division vice president and general manager of the Company’s Flexible Packaging division.
Prior to joining Sonoco, Tiede worked in private equity as president of Bostic Packaging/CorrFlex from 2000 to 2004 and president of Sterling International from 1998 to 2000. He also served as executive vice president of operations for Graphic Packaging International, Inc.’s flexible packaging division from 1994 to 1998.
Tiede is active in industry and community organizations and is the incoming chairman of the Flexible Packaging Association and the chairman of the Hartsville United Way. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Tiede became a U.S. citizen in 2013. He and his wife, Val, maintain a home in Hartsville and have three grown children.
Age 64. Retired. Formerly Advisory Director of Berkshire Partners, LLC (private equity firm), Boston, Mass., 2005-13. Formerly Executive Vice President, Logistics and Technology of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. 2000–03; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lowe’s 1996–2000. Served on the Board since 2001.