Ball announces Charles Baker’s retirement

Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation has announced that Charles E. Baker, 66, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, will be retiring after a 30-year career with the company. 

Hannah Lim-Johnson, has been named senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Baker will remain with Ball to provide counsel to support the successful completion of the proposed aerospace transaction which was disclosed last month.

“As part of Ball’s long-term strategic succession planning, we are pleased to welcome Hannah to Ball, and on behalf of our entire team, we thank Charles for his numerous contributions to our company and congratulate him on his well-deserved retirement,” said Daniel W. Fisher, chairman and CEO.

Baker joined Ball in 1993 as director, business development, prior to which he was a partner at the law firm of Fraser & Beatty in Toronto, Ontario. He was Ball’s associate general counsel from 1999 to 2004, when he was appointed general counsel.

“Throughout his tenure, Charles has been a cornerstone of our organisation, playing a pivotal role in our ongoing commitment to operating with uncompromising integrity and helping us to mitigate regulatory, compliance and other business risks every day and guiding us through a number of significant acquisitions and divestitures that have made us who we are today,” Fisher said.

Lim-Johnson most recently served as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary at Meritor, Inc., a global supplier to the commercial vehicle and industrial markets, now a Cummins company. Before Meritor, she served as chief legal officer at Kelly Services, and held senior leadership roles at PSEG, ADT Corporation and Tyco International. Earlier in her career, Lim-Johnson worked at a law firm in New York City and served as deputy attorney general in the Civil Division in New Jersey. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

“Hannah brings a wealth of experience from a number of industry sectors, making her a valuable addition to our organisation as we navigate the complex and ever-evolving commercial landscapes ahead of us. She also has a passion for sustainability which aligns with our business. We are very excited to welcome Hannah to our team this month and look forward to her contributions to the organisation,” Fisher added.

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