“Our business has transformed significantly since our name became Berry Plastics in 1983,” explains Tom Salmon, Berry’s chief executive officer. “Berry has evolved from one manufacturing facility in Evansville, Indiana, to over 130 facilities throughout the world. And our business has grown from less than $25 million in annual revenue in 1983 to now over $7 billion, reflecting the AEP acquisition.
“By changing our name to Berry Global we are portraying a more balanced view of who we are to our customers, our investors, and ourselves.”
Salmon adds, “Two critical components of Berry’s culture are continuous improvement and innovation. As such, we are ‘Always Advancing’ to improve the way we work and to improve the products and services we provide.
“If you look across all of our products, they have one element in common – they protect. They protect what people eat, drink, and use every day … they protect healthcare professionals and their patients … and they protect buildings, transportation, pipelines, and other infrastructure.”
Berry’s mission also encompasses advancing its facilities’ safety practices to protect its employees; advancing sustainability efforts to protect the environment; and, advancing the Company’s business strategies to protect the investments of its shareholders.
With the name change and new Mission, the Company has also adopted a new logo and Values. The logo was developed with the Company’s Values in mind.
“Our Values serve as the cornerstone of Berry. The icon in the logo illustrates those four Values – Partnership, Excellence, Growth, and Safety,” says Salmon.