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MeadWestvaco names two executive vice presidents

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MeadWestvaco Corp. has named two executive vice presidents, Robert Beckler and Robert A. Feeser.

Beckler will lead the company's global commercial responsibilities, including the company's three packaging segments. He also will be responsible for MWV's Specialty Chemicals business and will continue his oversight of the company's business initiatives across Latin America.

Beckler joined MWV in 1987 and has help a variety of roles in the company's Specialty Chemicals business, becoming president in 2007. In 2010 he was named president of MWV Rigesa, the company's Brazilian packaging subsidiary. In 2012 he was elected senior vice president.

Feeser will assume global operations responsibilities, including leadership of the company's paperboard, primary plastics and folding carton operations around the world. He will also continue to lead the company's strategy and business initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region.

Feeser also joined the company in 1987 and has held leadership roles in the company's paper and paperboard sales and operations organizations. He was named corporate vice president in 2002 and was responsible for the integration of the company's packaging businesses following the merger of Mead and Westvaco. In 2004 he was named president of the paperboard businesses and MWV Rigesa. In 2011, he was named senior vice president responsible for the company's Food and Beverage segment.

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