Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


April 4, 2019

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)




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One Michael Owens Way
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The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Owens-Illinois, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed John A. Haudrich as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company today.


Mr. Haudrich succeeds Jan A. Bertsch, who is stepping down and retiring today as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Bertsch will serve as an advisor until her expected departure from the Company in mid-2019.


Mr. Haudrich, age 51, has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Integration Officer since November 2015. In addition, Mr. Haudrich served as the Company’s Vice President and Acting Chief Financial Officer (2015), Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller (2011 to 2015) and Vice President, Investor Relations (2009 to 2011).


Mr. Haudrich will receive an annual base salary of $550,000, a target annual incentive of 80% of his annual base salary and be eligible for annual long-term equity grants under the Company’s long-term incentive program with an aggregate annual grant-date target value of 200% of his annual base salary. In addition, Mr. Haudrich was granted one-time awards of restricted stock units (“RSUs”) and performance stock units (“PSUs”) with grant-date fair values of $200,000 and $300,000, respectively. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the RSUs will vest on each of the first four anniversaries of the grant date, subject to his continued employment through the vesting date (except as otherwise specified in the award agreement).  The PSUs are eligible to vest on January 1, 2022 based on the Company’s relative total shareholder return, cumulative annual diluted earnings per share and average annual return on invested capital during the three-year period ending on December 31, 2021, subject to his continued employment through the vesting date (except as otherwise specified in the award agreement).  The RSUs and PSUs were granted in tandem with dividend equivalents that, from the grant date until the payment, forfeiture or other termination of the RSUs or PSUs (as applicable) to which such dividend equivalents relate, will entitle Mr. Haudrich to receive an amount equal to the dividends declared on the Company’s common stock underlying the RSUs or PSUs (as applicable), to the extent such RSUs or PSUs become vested.  Mr. Haudrich is eligible to participate in the other components of the Company’s executive compensation program, including the retirement, severance, health and welfare programs and other benefits, which are described in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed on April 2, 2019.


Ms. Bertsch’s departure from the Company in mid-2019 will be treated as a retirement for purposes of each of her then-outstanding equity awards granted under the Company’s long-term incentive program.




A copy of the Company’s press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Haudrich and the departure of Ms. Bertsch is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


The information contained in this Item 7.01 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” with the Securities and Exchange Commission or otherwise incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.


ITEM 9.01.                               FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.


(d)                                                                                 Exhibits.







Press Release dated April 4, 2019






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.









Date: April 4, 2019


/s/ Mary Beth Wilkinson



Mary Beth Wilkinson



Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary



Exhibit 99.1





For more information, contact:

Chris Manuel

Vice President, Investor Relations




O-I Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

John Haudrich to Replace Retiring CFO Jan Bertsch


Perrysburg, Ohio (April 4, 2019) — Owens-Illinois (NYSE: OI) announced that as of today John Haudrich has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as Jan Bertsch has elected to step down and retire after serving as CFO since November 2015.  In addition to assuming responsibilities for the Company’s finance and information technology functions, Haudrich will continue to lead O-I’s strategy and integration organization. He reports to Andres Lopez, CEO. Haudrich and Bertsch will work together through mid-2019 to fully transition responsibilities.


Most recently, John Haudrich served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Integration Officer at O-I where he led the development and execution of O-I’s strategy in partnership with the Global Leadership Team. Prior to that role, he held various financial positions at the Company including Vice President and Acting CFO; Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller; and Vice President, Investor Relations.


“It is an exciting time at O-I as we continue our transformational journey. John has been at the center of this effort — defining and executing our strategy that focuses on growth by leveraging a renewed interest in sustainable glass packaging, establishing O-I as the most cost-effective glass supplier, expanding our business in selective and attractive segments, and developing new breakthrough innovations,” said Andres Lopez, CEO. “Jan and John have worked closely together over the past three years alongside the Global Leadership Team to help enable O-I’s transformation.  By leveraging his strategic and financial skills, his business acumen, and his in-depth understanding of the Company’s business, John is the ideal leader of O-I’s integrated finance, IT and strategy organization going forward.”


Lopez added, “I want to thank Jan for her remarkable contribution to O-I’s transformation which began around the time she joined the Company in 2015. During Jan’s tenure as CFO, O-I’s financial performance has improved significantly, reflecting her leadership as well as the contributions of the many very capable leaders across the Company. Jan has been a wonderful member to work with in the Global Leadership Team. On the behalf of all at O-I, I wish Jan well in her retirement.”





About O-I


At Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI), we love glass and we’re proud to make more of it than any other glass bottle or jar producer in the world. We love that it’s beautiful, pure and completely recyclable. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, we are the preferred partner for many of the world’s leading food and beverage brands. Working hand and hand with our customers, we give our passion and expertise to make their bottles iconic and help build their brands around the world. With more than 26,500 people at 77 plants in 23 countries, O-I has a global impact, achieving revenues of $6.9 billion in 2018. For more information, visit o-i.com.