Jim Cutter, who was senior director of Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.’s packing consultant staff the past two years, has been promoted to vice president of its research and development group.
Cutter will oversee all research and development activities, including Smurfit-Stone’s packaging testing lab in Carol Stream, Ill., according to a news release. He’ll also oversee the integration of Smurfit-Stone’s packaging consultant/value proposition proposal group, which helps customers identify ways to improve productivity and efficiency.
Cutter has spent the past 34 years in a variety of sales and senior management positions, including positions with Zellerbach, Xpedx and Unisource Worldwide, according to the release.
“Jim Cutter is an expert at leading teams that use rigorous, disciplined processes to deliver bottom-line financial value to customers,” Doug Keim, chief marketing officer and vice president of innovation for Smurfit-Stone, said in the release. “We’re very fortunate to have someone of Jim’s character and talent to lead our dynamic team at Carol Stream.”