Chief Executive Officer
Michael King is the Chief Executive Officer of Pactiv Evergreen and has been a member of the Board of Directors since September 2020. A dynamic servant leader, Mike is championing a people-centric culture focused on teamwork, ownership and accountability.
Prior to being appointed CEO in March 2021, Mike’s 20-year career in the automotive and packaging industries progressed from operations, engineering, and product development to product marketing and leading teams to enhance market share and profitability.
Mike has established a strong track record of delivering exceptional results through his passion and commitment to building high-performance cultures. He has held a variety of leadership roles with TI Automotive Fuel Systems, Lear Corporation, and Huhtamaki. From 2015 to 2017, Mike was President of FRAM Group, leading a transition and transformation of the business after it split from UCI, to its successful sale to TRICO Group. He continued this legacy of transforming businesses when he served as Chief Executive Officer for Graham Packaging Company from 2018 to 2021. There, Mike oversaw the company’s successful evolution, leading the company to profitable growth.
Mike was born and raised on a family farm in Vicksburg, Michigan where he learned the values of a strong work ethic and responsibility. Mike played football in college and in the NFL as a Defensive End. Following his time playing professional football, Mike returned to school and married the love of his life. Mike and his wife and two children enjoy traveling together, spending time outdoors, horseback riding, hiking and fishing.
A passionate advocate for children, Mike has dedicated his time to championing youth in his community and around the globe. At home, Mike volunteers as a youth football coach, sharing his passion for sports and the outdoors with kids of all ages. Abroad, Mike has led the development of schools in countries around the world, from Trinidad to Vietnam. Mike also is leading the expansion of Pactiv Evergreen’s ESG initiatives with a focus on helping to end childhood hunger.
He received an MBA from Louisiana State University and bachelor’s degrees in Polymer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Ferris State University.
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