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Business Week Keynote Address
Adapting to a Changing International Marketplace
Steve Hagge is President and CEO of AptarGroup, Inc., the global leader in consumer product dispensing systems. Hagge has been instrumental in the company’s growth and success over the past 30 years. Since joining the company in 1981, he has held various senior executive positions including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Group Vice President of Finance. He has also been serving as a member of AptarGroup’s Board of Directors since 2001.
Listed on the New York Stock Exchange with the symbol ATR, AptarGroup is a member of the S&P Midcap 400 and had annual revenue in excess of $2.3 billion in 2011. With over 10,000 employees and facilities in 19 different countries, AptarGroup provides dispensing solutions for wide variety of fragrance, personal care, household, food, beverage and pharmaceutical products used by millions of consumers every day.
Customers include Procter & Gamble, Heinz, Unilever, Kraft Foods, GlaxoSmithKline, Pepsi Co., L’Oreal, and Estee Lauder. AptarGroup is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Hagge is Chairman of the AptarGroup Charitable Foundation, which funds an employee matching gift program and provides grants for health and human service organizations as well as cultural programs in the communities in which AptarGroup’s employees live and work. He also serves on the Board of Directors of CF Industries, a global leader in fertilizer manufacturing and distribution. Prior to joining AptarGroup, Hagge obtained his CPA license and worked for Arthur Andersen in Chicago.
Born in Galesburg, Illinois, Hagge attended Illinois State University and currently resides in Crystal Lake with his wife Sharon (ISU ‘73). They have three children and eight grandchildren