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Jerry R. Whitaker

Mr. Whitaker was elected to the Board of Directors of Sealed Air in January 2012. Mr. Whitaker served as President of Power Components & Systems Group from 2004 through 2009 and as President of Electrical Sector-Americas, Eaton Corporation, a global manufacturer of highly engineered products, until his retirement in June 2011. Prior thereto, he served in various management positions at Eaton Corporation since 1994. Prior to joining Eaton Corporation, Mr. Whitaker spent 22 years with Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Mr. Whitaker received a bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University and a master of business administration degree from George Washington University. He currently serves as a director of Matthews International Corporation, where he serves as chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and as a member of the finance committee, and on the boards of three private companies, Crescent Electric Supply Co., Milliken & Company, and Universal Electric Co. Mr. Whitaker also serves on the board of the Energy Innovation Center, as well as the advisory board for The Syracuse University School of Engineering. Mr. Whitaker’s experience and knowledge as an executive in global manufacturing industries are valuable resources to Sealed Air.

Director since 2012
Age 66
 
Chairman of the Board
Ex Officio Member of all Committees
Chairman of the Board
Vice-Chair of the Board