Elopak Inc. has appointed Brad Ross executive vice president, region Americas, responsible for all company activities in North America, Latin America and South America.

Ross comes from Sonoco where he was division vice president and general manager of the packaging services division and president of Sonoco CorrFlex LLC, responsible for four major business units providing supply chain management, point-of-purchase displays, contract packaging and artwork management and prepress services from 26 locations in North America, Europe and Asia.

During his tenure with Sonoco, Ross also held a variety of sales and marketing leadership roles in flexible packaging, folding cartons and composite cans, established Sonoco's corporate customer program and led the company's relationship with its largest customer, Procter & Gamble. He also served on Sonoco’s management committee from 2000 to 2009 and on its corporate sustainability council from 2008 to 2009.

Ross earned an MBA and a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina and an M.A. in economics from Old Dominion University. He is secretary of the Liquid Carton Council, of which Elopak is an establishing member.

Elopak is a leading global supplier of packaging systems for non-carbonated liquid food products, featuring PURE-PAK gable-top cartons, caps and filling machines.

Keith Langham, Brewer Associates Marketing Communications