Smurfit-Stone Appoints Timothy Griffith as Treasurer and Brian Gardner as Assistant Treasurer

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, a containerboard and corrugated packaging producer, has appointed of Timothy Griffith as vice president and treasurer and promoted Brian Gardner to assistant treasurer.

Griffith will be responsible for managing Smurfit-Stone’s treasury function, including liquidity and cash management, capital raising and structure, investor relations, risk management, investment oversight, and corporate credit processes. Prior to joining Smurfit-Stone, Griffith served as vice president and treasurer of Cooper-Standard Automotive, and previously served in a variety of financial leadership roles for Lear Corporation, Citicorp Securities, and Comerica Incorporated.

Gardner is responsible for capital issuance and monitoring Smurfit-Stone’s debt compliance, as well as weekly and monthly debt reporting obligations. He will also oversee Smurfit-Stone’s cash investment and monitor all of the company’s defined benefit and defined contribution plan investment managers. Gardner joined Smurfit-Stone in 1998 as a treasury analyst and has since held roles of increasing responsibility, including senior treasury analyst, manager of financial operations and, most recently, director of corporate finance. His background includes both credit and treasury analyst positions for Commerce Bank, Magna Bank and Bunge Corporation.


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