Ronald D. Sasine has been appointed as the new vice president of global cross-selling for the Consumer Packaging Group (CPG) of MeadWestvaco. According to company statement, Sasine will be responsible for expanding business; identifying new sales and profit potential; and working collaboratively with CPG divisional personnel to connect resources and opportunities. He will also assist in extending these interactions to other Mead-Westvaco operating entities.
After a stint with the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., Sasine had been working for Mead-Westvaco’s Brazilian subsidiary Rigesa Ltda. for six years, where he gained a breadth of experience in market planning, customer development, and international operations (see Alumni Profile, Bridges winter 2001 print). While in Brazil, Sasine had the opportunity of hosting the Marriott School’s business students at his company. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Packaging Association and of the American School of Campinas, Brazil. He served as a bishop for the Church and as a counselor in the Campinas Brazil Mission presidency.
Sasine, who was the alumni speaker at August graduation, graduated magna cum laude from the Kennedy Center in 1989, and in 1991 he received his master’s degree in international relations from the Nitze School of Advanced Interna-tional Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He and his wife, Karen, and their four children have relocated to New York.
Read Sasine’s address to August graduates in Bridges fall online issue in November.