At Pactiv Evergreen, we help employees advance their careers for the long-term — which is one of the reasons our people tend to stay with us for many years. Take Christine DeHaven, for example. When she joined Pactiv about 14 years ago in a human resources role, she never expected she would one day be managing one of our plants. Now Senior Director of Digital Manufacturing for the company, DeHaven exemplifies our efforts to develop careers and reward those who are willing to challenge themselves.
When DeHaven transitioned out of HR into a production manager position, she admits she had a lot to learn. We helped ensure she received the training and experience she needed. Before long, she was elevated to manager of our 600-plus employee plant in Bridgeview, Illinois, and most recently became part of a team driving digitization across our operations. “The company recognizes individuals who are willing to take on something new and who show interest in trying another field,” DeHaven says. “It’s part of our culture — if you want to try something new, speak up. The right opportunity might be there for you.” DeHaven found yet more opportunities at Pactiv through our Leadership Advisory Council (LAC), a two-year networking and development program for high-potential employees. The LAC offers the chance to connect with senior leaders and develop targeted action plans for cross-company improvements.