Meet our leadership team
O-I’s leadership team is committed to achieving O-I’s priorities for strategic and profitable growth. The team is focused on driving operational excellence and strengthening O-I’s position as the world’s leader in glass packaging.
Paul Vine, General Manager O-I ANZ
Paul joined O-I New Zealand as general manager in August 2015, following a number of senior leadership roles in O-I’s manufacturing and human resource functions. He is a graduate of the first cohort of O-I’s Global Leadership Program.
As leader of the business, Paul shares his thoughts on why O-I is the partner of choice for many of New Zealand’s leading brands.
“At O-I NZ, we are committed to creating healthy, safe, trustworthy, brand-building glass packaging in a way that makes employees, customers and business partners proud. Our commitments to safety, quality and sustainability are underscored by strong ethics and an expectation that each employee be treated with respect. We believe there is power in partnerships. We partner with customers to help them build brands and inspire consumer loyalty through our creative services, manufacturing and marketing expertise. We also team up with customers on sustainability initiatives to help reduce our collective impact on the environment. To increase the availability of high-quality cullet, we partner with cullet suppliers. I am proud to lead New Zealand’s only manufacturer producing the most sustainable package on earth – the glass container,” Paul said.
Ezzio Stucchi - Plant Manager
Ezzio Stucchi joined O-I New Zealand in early 2016 as NZ Plant Manager.
Ezzio’s career with O-I began in 2006 as Job Change Coordinator in Peru, and since then has held roles in Latin America, Melbourne and New Zealand. His experience, particularly in the area of performance improvement has had a significant impact on the business.
Ezzio has an Industrial Engineering Degree and a Master of Business Administration.
Paul Vine, General Manager of O-I New Zealand said,
"Ezzio has had strong exposure in Latin America and Asia Pacific and has been a key leader for O-I. Ezzio brings this energy and experience to the New Zealand business".
John Park - Quality Director - O-I ANZ
John Park, who hails from Scotland, has been in the glass packaging business for over 20 years, and has held various positions from Engineering roles, Lean six sigma project leader, Production management, and Forming and shift operations. John joined O-I in 2004 and is now part of the NZ senior management team leading Quality Services for the O-I NZ business.
John looks after all our key business Quality related services and customer needs, Inclusive of Budget management and cost controls, leads our technical services, QA, ISO, food safety, inspection and packaging teams.
Johns talks to why O-I is a great place to work:
“O-I has helped me grow and allowed me to pursue career aspiration with real support and direction, O-I is a culture of value add for customer, consumer and employees, our company treats everyone equality as part of the total jigsaw delivering quality along with a sense of pride. At O-I we all have the view that quality defines us in everyday life across every process, department and function."
Angela Johnson, Supply Chain Manager
Angela has been part of O-I for 24 years in various roles including management positions in the manufacturing drawing office, customer technical services, quality services and systems, planning and importing and the last 10 years as a member of the senior management team.
As Supply Chain Manager, Angela is responsible for the purchasing, procurement, planning, sustainability and logistics arm of the O-I New Zealand business. Key objectives are centered on driving efficiency within the supply chain function, increasing the value proposition of suppliers and vendors and continuously improving the delivery of finished products to our customers . The supply chain manager works with all business functions to plan, drive and meet overall business performance targets.
“I have been mesmerised by the glass container industry. It’s the dedication of the glassworkers, the beauty of the forming process, and the infinite recyclability of a natural material... all of these things only come from glass."
Gaine Clarke, Finance Director ANZ
As the finance director for NZ, Gaine will lead the finance function including business controlling, accounting & compliance for NZ. Gaine will be part of the senior management team and play a key role in driving business performance in NZ aligned to our Enterprise Strategy.
Gaine is an experienced finance leader with over 20 years’ experience and joins us from Tetra Pak where he held a number of senior roles. Gaine has also worked with other organisations including Deloittes.
"O-I has great products and people with a strong focus on safety, quality and sustainability. I like that we are using predominantly recycled glass materials in our manufacturing process."