Ted has more than 30 years of experience helping global industrial and manufacturing companies transform and grow with a focus on technology, new innovations, and operational excellence. He is a regular speaker on sustainability challenges, the evolution of innovation, entrepreneurial leadership, and the internet of things.
Prior to joining Sealed Air, Ted worked for Joy Global Inc., where he was President and CEO. Before Joy Global, he spent 21 years with Ingersoll Rand Corporation, holding various senior executive positions including officer of the company, President of Industrial Technologies, and President of the Air Solutions Group.
Ted is a director of Eastman Chemical Company and serves as a member of the audit, finance, and environmental, safety and sustainability committees. He was a director of John Bean Technologies Corporation from 2012 to 2019. He is also an executive board member for the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a global organization established to eliminate plastic pollution in the environment.
Under Ted’s leadership, Sealed Air announced a sustainability and plastics pledge to design and advance packaging solutions to be 100 percent recyclable or reusable by 2025. He has spearheaded the company’s efforts to partner with a variety of industries, including retail, food, and small parcel fulfillment, to form new business models aimed at conserving resources and lowering the costs of operations.
Ted received his bachelor's in engineering from Cornell University and master's in science from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. He gained early entrepreneurial experience with his successful ownership of a produce business in St. Louis that funded his early education. Ted has earned multiple patents for his innovations across various industries.