AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR) today announced with great sadness that Dr. Joanne Smith, a valued longtime member of the Board of Directors, has passed away.
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Dr. Joanne Smith, Director and Chairwoman of the Corporate Governance Committee, AptarGroup, Inc. (Photo: Aptar)
“Joanne was a deeply committed member of our Board and a dear friend. We are extremely grateful for her leadership, guidance and wisdom over the past 22 years. Her energy, business acumen and friendship will be missed by all,” said George Fotiades, Chairman of the Board.
In addition to having served faithfully on Aptar’s Board since 1999, Dr. Smith was the Chairwoman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Board.
“Her deep market insights, especially in the healthcare sector, and passionate and approachable leadership style were immensely valued by our organization. Joanne’s contributions were integral to Aptar’s success and our vibrant culture,” stated Stephan B. Tanda, Aptar President and CEO.
Aptar is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of a broad range of drug delivery, consumer product dispensing and active material science solutions. Aptar’s innovative solutions and services serve a variety of end markets including pharmaceutical, beauty, personal care, home, food and beverage. Using insights, proprietary design, engineering and science to create dispensing, dosing and protective technologies for many of the world’s leading brands, Aptar in turn makes a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of millions of patients and consumers around the world. Aptar is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois and has 13,000 dedicated employees in 20 countries. For more information, visit www.aptar.com.