Carol O'Neill

Chief Transformation Officer

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I am a strong believer in engaging my team in defining the vision and the actions needed to realize the vision. No one person has enough knowledge to figure out where we should go and how we should get there, but a team of people with different backgrounds and experiences can achieve great things.

As Chief Transformation Officer of Barry-Wehmiller, Carol O’Neill guides key initiatives that are shaping the future of the company. In addition to defining the future vision for life-cycle support, digital products and services, and our enterprise resource planning infrastructure, she directly stewards our supply chain, additive manufacturing and equipment development services.

Prior to Barry-Wehmiller, Carol developed an impressive background in leadership, manufacturing and packaging, as well as consulting and information technology. After working for a management consulting firm in Boston and leading productivity improvement efforts at the New York City Transit Authority, Carol entered the packaging world as Director of Performance Improvement at Sealed Air. In her 11 years there, she also served as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development. Carol left Sealed Air to run a $300 million private food company in Chicago and was enticed back into the packaging industry (and to St. Louis) to run the packaging division of Spartech Corporation in 2010.

Drawn to Barry-Wehmiller’s culture and values, Carol joined the organization in 2013. Initially as a consultant and then as Vice President of Strategy, Technology and Key Initiatives, she facilitated the development of the company’s long-term strategy and helped define the capital, organizational and technical structure needed to support this strategy.

In 2016, she stepped into the newly created role of Group President of Packaging, launching an effort to transform the collection of more than 50 acquisitions and six divisions into a cohesive team better positioned to serve its demanding global customers. In this role, Carol has consistently championed product and business innovation within BW Packaging and advanced company-wide initiatives on inclusion, sustainability, supply chain, digital innovation, shared services and information technology.

Carol has a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in international economic development from Stanford University.