Long-time President Bill Ash to retire; Norm Kukuk named President
ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, has announced the upcoming retirement of current President Bill Ash and the appointment of Norm Kukuk to succeed him as president of ORBIS, effective March 31, 2023.
Bill Ash has a long history with ORBIS: He joined the company in 2003, was named vice president of finance in 2004 and assumed the role of president in 2009. Under his leadership, ORBIS delivered unprecedented growth while establishing a very high standard of commitment to employees, customers, suppliers and communities. “It was a privilege to have served ORBIS,” Ash said. “I worked with incredible employees, customers and community members, and am confident in ORBIS’ continued success and growth under Norm’s leadership and vision.”
Incoming President Norm Kukuk has been with ORBIS even longer. He started his career in 1998 as an associate product manager. Following numerous promotions within ORBIS, Norm assumed the role of executive vice president of sales in 2020. “I’m exceptionally honored to be named president of ORBIS,” Kukuk said. “Our people and our products make a real impact on our customers’ supply chains. There is no better time for sustainable, reusable packaging in this ever-evolving circular economy. It’s my privilege to serve as a steward of this brand.” Norm will also be overseeing the Europe business of ORBIS.