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posted: 9/7/2021 2:09 PM

Aptar mourns death of longtime board member

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  • Dr. Joanne Smith, director and chairwoman of the Corporate Governance Committee, AptarGroup Inc., has passed away.

    Dr. Joanne Smith, director and chairwoman of the Corporate Governance Committee, AptarGroup Inc., has passed away.
    Courtesy of AptarGroup

 

CRYSTAL LAKE -- AptarGroup Inc. Tuesday said Dr. Joanne Smith, a longtime member of its board of directors, has died.

Smith had served on the Aptar board since 1999.

"Joanne was a deeply committed member of our board and a dear friend. We are extremely grateful for her leadership, guidance and wisdom over the past 22 years. Her energy, business acumen and friendship will be missed by all," said George Fotiades, chairman of the board.

In addition to having served on Aptar's board, Smith was the chairwoman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the board.

"Her deep market insights, especially in the health care sector, and passionate and approachable leadership style were immensely valued by our organization. Joanne's contributions were integral to Aptar's success and our vibrant culture," said Stephan B. Tanda, Aptar president and CEO.

Aptar is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of a broad range of drug delivery, consumer product dispensing and active material science solutions, with 13,000 employees in 20 countries.