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Grant Thornton adds seasoned advisor to Manufacturing industry practice

Former Sealed Air CEO William Hickey named senior Manufacturing advisor to enhance manufacturing industry consulting capabilities

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"Bill has a strong understanding of our business, as well as manufacturing. We are excited to have his extensive experience within our industry practice, and know that his manufacturing experience will help us provide unique value to clients and prospects."
CHICAGO, IL --William Hickey, retired chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Sealed Air Corp., a global manufacturing and marketing company, has been named a senior Manufacturing advisor in Grant Thornton LLP’s Manufacturing industry practice. Hickey will support the firm’s Manufacturing industry practice throughout the United States.

“Bill is a former chief executive who rose to that position after many years in manufacturing, finance and accounting roles,” said Jeff French, Manufacturing industry practice leader at Grant Thornton. “Bill has a strong understanding of our business, as well as manufacturing. We are excited to have his extensive experience within our industry practice, and know that his manufacturing experience will help us provide unique value to clients and prospects.”

“Bill brings to Grant Thornton a combination of proven leadership skills, vast knowledge within the manufacturing sector and a strong understanding of our growth-oriented clients’ needs,” said Nichole Jordan, Grant Thornton’s national managing partner of markets, clients and industry.

Most recently, Hickey served as chairman and CEO of Sealed Air for nearly 15 years. Prior to his appointment as president and CEO in 2000, Hickey served in a variety of executive positions at the company, including chief operating officer, executive vice president, chief financial officer, and vice president and general manager of the Cellu Products division and the Food Packaging division. Prior to joining Sealed Air, Hickey spent six years at W.R. Grace & Co. where he held a variety of management positions in both the Consumer Products and the Industrial Chemical groups of Grace, including vice president finance of the Pacific-Latin American division.

Hickey received a master’s of business administration degree in finance and international business from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He also served as a U.S. Naval Officer.

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