February 2021

Ball Corp.’s Platek to retire; Billings to lead aerosol business

Stan Platek, VP & GM of Ball’s Aerosol Packaging business, will retire on March 15 after more than 24 years in the aluminum aerosol and slug industry.

“Stan has had a successful career in the aluminum aerosol industry and has led our global aerosol business to be the world’s largest aluminum slug supplier and to have aluminum aerosol manufacturing capabilities on four continents. We thank him for his leadership and wish him all the best in retirement,” said Daniel W. Fisher, president, Ball Corp.

“Stan and Jay will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition for our aluminum aerosol business, employees and customers,” Fisher continued. “With Jay’s deep knowledge of Ball, and his commitment to customers and sustainability, we are excited about the future as he and the aerosol team continue to help us seize the significant opportunity in our global aerosol business.”

James W. Billings, currently VP, Commercial for Ball’s Beverage Packaging, North and Central America business since 2015, will succeed Platek.

Billings has more than 16 years of commercial, product innovation, marketing and leadership experience supporting a wide range of beverage packaging customers. He joined Ball’s marketing department in 2006.