Libbey Names New CFO

Burmeister, a former Marine Corps. captain, previously worked as a vice president of finance for an agribusiness firm
March 27, 2017Allison Zisko

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TOLEDO—James C. (Jim) Burmeister joins Libbey March 30 as vice president, chief financial officer.

Burmeister joins Libbey from The Anderson’s Inc. in Maumee, Ohio, an agribusiness and retailing firm, where he served as vice president, finance and treasurer. Prior to joining The Andersons, he held roles of increasing responsibility in operations finance with Owens Corning. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Burmeister served as a captain in the Marine Corps from 1990-1995, including service in the Persian Gulf.

Burmeister succeeds Sherry Buck, who left the company in December.

“We are pleased to welcome Jim to Libbey’s senior management team,” said William Foley, Libbey chairman and CEO. “His extensive knowledge of operations and corporate finance, along with his nearly 20 years of business leadership experience, make him highly qualified to take on the CFO role.

“On behalf of the board of directors, I would also like to extend my sincere gratitude to Ronni Smith, who seamlessly assumed the interim CFO role three months ago,” Foley added. “She has once again demonstrated that she is a strong and talented leader.” With Burmeister’s appointment, Smith will resume her previous position as vice president, corporate controller.

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After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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