In his position as Vice President, Innovation and Sustainability, Ron Cotterman is responsible for driving Sealed Air’s front-end innovation process with a focus on commercial applications of technology across all Sealed Air business units. Cotterman also leads Sealed Air’s sustainability strategy and global advocacy efforts. He is leading efforts to develop and advance innovative solutions that enhance sustainability of products, processes and services, with an overall goal to solve customers’ most critical packaging and sustainability challenges.
Ron has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has over 30 years of industrial experience in innovation, business development and sustainability. Cotterman has 11 issued U.S. patents and 18 publications in refereed journals. He currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.