Grover C. Dixon III
Title: President and Managing Director
Mr. Dixon's professional career has spanned 32 years with Owens-Illinois in various Sales and Marketing positions (Cincinnati, Chicago, NYC, Rochester, Atlanta, Caracas Venezuela and St Louis). Positions held include, National Accounts Manager, Export Sales Manager, Account Executive, Senior Global Account Executive, Account Director, Sales Manager, VP Category Director Beverage and Food, VP Category Director Distribution / D & C. His list of customers over his career includes such recognizable companies as Anheuser Busch, Coca Cola World Wide Operations, Proctor & Gamble, General Foods, Nestle and Kraft Foods, just to name a few. Mr. Dixon retired as Vice President Sales & Marketing and Category Director for North America Glass Container.
Mr. Dixon has also had twenty years experience in International Sales managing the Global Sourcing and Import category. He has conducted business for Owens Illinois in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Mexico.
Most recently, Mr. Dixon served as Assistant Dean of the College of Business and Information Sciences at Tuskegee University leading the Student Development and Special Programs for the college. During his tenure at the university, Mr. Dixon served as Instructor in the area of Sales and Marketing and Supply Chain Management.
Mr. Dixon serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at his church, CFCC Intl., VP Suppliers and is a National Board Member of IBPA (International Beverage Packers Association) and Board Chairman for the Andrew Brimmer College of Business Advisory Board.
Title: Portfolio Manager
Gary Janick has many years of experience in the glass packaging industry. He retired from Owens Illinois after 37 1/2 years of service, where he held a variety of positions in Production Planning, Sales Service and Sales & Marketing. After retirement, he joined Global Shipping Services as a Sales Executive and also returned to Owens Illinois for an additional 2 years as a consultant. Gary held positions including Sales Service Manager Distributor Sales, Manager Global Sourcing Logistics & Sales Service, Portfolio Manager Beer Category, Account Executive and Manager New Product Development/Service & Logistics. During his career, he was responsible for many key accounts and was instrumental in implementing procedures for international shipments within the company.