HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Novolex announced today that Ron Horner has been appointed Chief Procurement Officer, effective June 21, 2021. In this capacity, Horner will lead all aspects of the company’s direct and indirect purchasing programs and long-term sourcing strategies.
Horner succeeds Ben Mascarello, Chief Operations Officer, who assumed responsibility for procurement earlier this year.
"I am excited to welcome Ron to the Novolex leadership team," said Novolex Chairman and CEO Stan Bikulege. "The breadth of Ron’s experience across a spectrum of procurement roles in different sectors will be a great resource and enable us to maintain and expand our vital supplier relationships. I am confident Ron will provide strong leadership and prove an excellent addition to the Novolex team."
Horner joins Novolex from Vulcan Materials Company, where he was Vice President of Procurement and responsible for all strategic sourcing for a $4 billion business operating across North America. Prior to that role, Hormer was Director, Sourcing & Procurement at Caraustar (now Greif), a paper company owned by private equity, where he was responsible for all direct and indirect materials and services for more than 80 locations in North America.
Earlier in his career, Horner was the Global Category Director at Kimberly Clark, where he led global strategic sourcing programs, worked closely with product innovation teams and implemented supplier relationship management programs. He also has served as a strategic advisor working for leading consulting firms Protiviti, Accenture and Prosero.
"I am excited about joining Novolex and looking forward to contributing to the organization’s growth and further success in the market," Horner said. "With the great team of Procurement professionals and strong foundational support from Operations, I am confident that we can continue to accelerate the journey to making our supplier relationships and our overall supply chain a strategic advantage for the company."
Mascarello has decided to leave Novolex this summer. He’s been a key leader in the company’s remarkable growth and success over the past 15 years.
"We wish Ben and his family the very best in the future," Bikulege said. "We appreciate all he did for Novolex over the years."
Novolex develops and manufactures diverse packaging and food service products that touch nearly every aspect of daily life for multiple industries ranging from grocery, food packaging, restaurant and retail to medical applications and building supplies. The Novolex family of brands provides customers innovative packaging and plastic solutions for their business needs today while investing in research and development to engineer more sustainable choices for the future. With more than 10,000 employee families, Novolex operates 55 manufacturing centers in North America and Europe, including two world-class plastic film recycling facilities. To learn more about Novolex, visit www.Novolex.com.