Stephen Scherger

EVP and Chief Financial Officer of Graphic Packaging Holding Company

Mr. Scherger is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, a leading provider of sustainable fiber-based packaging solutions to the world's most widely recognized food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products companies and brands. Mr. Scherger has been with Graphic Packaging since 2012 and has been in his current position since 2015. Under his leadership in this role the company has grown from $4 to $10 billion in revenues driven by above market organic growth and 20 completed acquisitions, and has also worked in several different, diverse roles, including Senior Vice President, Consumer Packaging Division, and Senior Vice President, Finance. Prior to that, Mr. Scherger was with MeadWestvaco (2000-12), where he was involved in Corporate Strategy and Business Transformation, and later was President of the Beverage and Consumer Electronics Division. Earlier in his career, Mr. Scherger was with the Mead Corporation (1986-2000). During his career with the Mead Corporation, Mr. Scherger was involved in Business Management, Corporate Planning, and Beverage Packaging in Asia Pacific and Latin America, before serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the Paper Division.

Mr. Scherger has extensive business expertise in audit, acquisitions, distribution, and capital strategies. His knowledge of global consumer packaging, including packaging of food for shared customers in the retail and restaurant industries, is beneficial to Middleby.

Independent Director