John Hayes is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ball Corporation, an innovative global metal packaging supplier and parent company of Ball Aerospace. Ball employs more than 21,500 people in more than 100 locations worldwide. The company was founded in 1880.
Ball is the largest supplier of infinitely recyclable beverage cans in the world and a leading producer of food and aerosol cans. Ball Aerospace provides spacecraft, instruments and other technologies in support of space and Earth science, exploration, national security and intelligence programs.
Mr. Hayes joined Ball Corporation in 1999. He has served as President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and President of Ball Packaging Europe. Mr. Hayes has also held positions in corporate planning and development, corporate strategy, marketing and new product development.
Mr. Hayes holds a B.S. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategy from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was named the Ira J. Harris scholar in finance.