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Jerry R. Whitaker

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

Mr. Whitaker serves as a director of Matthews International Corporation, where he is the 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 consulting board of the Energy Innovation Center, as well as the advisory board for The Syracuse University School of Engineering.

Mr. Whitaker received a bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University and a master of business administration degree from George Washington University. Mr. Whitaker’s extensive experience and knowledge as an executive in global manufacturing industries are valuable resources to Sealed Air.

Director since 2012
Age 68
 
Chairman of the Board
Ex Officio Member of all Committees
Chairman of the Board
Vice-Chair of the Board