Mar 25, 2021 | Diversity, Featured Successful Placements, Kevin Burns, Matt Mooney, Successful Placements

Ball Corporation appoints former Mars sales executive, Shirley Ulrich, to VP, Commercial North, and Central America

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), one of the world’s leading suppliers of aluminum packaging and aerospace technologies, has appointed Shirley Ulrich to Vice President, Commercial North and Central America. Recently Ball Corporation partnered with Bud Light to bring the infinitely recyclable Ball Aluminum Cups™ to guests at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for the Big Game. The aluminum cups, which are also available to fans at major events and venues across the country and for purchase online, are a demonstration of the partners’ commitment to leveraging the Big Game’s scale to advance sustainability in the industry.

Ulrich joins Ball as a seasoned sales executive with a proven track record of transformational growth in consumer products businesses across a broad range of leading brands in the consumer electronics, entertainment, personal care, healthcare, and food categories. Prior to joining Ball, Ulrich spent seven years at Mars where she was most recently the Vice President, Sales leading the U.S. grocery and Target business for Mars Wrigley. Ulrich has held senior-level sales positions at Nintendo, Johnson & Johnson, and the Pillsbury Company.

Ulrich holds her BS in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University – Erivan K. Haub School of Business.

ON Partners consultants Matt Mooney and Kevin Burns are proud to have partnered with Shirley Ulrich and Ball Corporation on this successful sales appointment. ON has collaborated on several senior-level appointments with Ball Corporation over the last few years spanning the organization including the appointment of Sebastian Siethoff to General Manager and Courtney Reynolds to Vice President of Communications and Corporate Affairs.

About Ball Corporation


Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 21,500 people worldwide and reported 2020 net sales of $11.8 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

About ON Partners


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