Alicia Cramer of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, received bachelor's degrees in chemistry and sociology, with a minor in physics, from Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania. Her professional history spans nearly 30 years and includes roles beginning with quality control and supply chain analysis for food packaging industry leaders the H.J. Heinz Company and Campbell's Soup to her current role as Vice President, Business Development for The Westervelt Company.
Alicia joined The Westervelt Company (known then as Gulf States Paper Corporation) in 1993 as Manager of Product Development for the Packaging Division. In 1997, she assumed the role of Business Development Manager for Pulp & Paperboard and was promoted to the division's Business Services Manager in 1998. In 2000, she was named Business Solutions Group Director, which incorporated responsibility for corporate services including Strategy and Planning.
In 2001 she was named Vice President, Process Improvement, a position requiring her leadership skills in the transition to a process-focused organization and overall responsibility of Six Sigma efforts. From 2003 - 2005 she served as Business Leader for Specialty Products, which consisted of a joint venture with Dopaco/Cascades (GSD), as well as management of the organization's wholly-owned subsidiaries Livingston Box, and Resolution Packaging. She assumed her current role in 2005 and is accountable for all new business negotiation including acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures, as well as subsequent process-related transitions - primarily facility operations, strategic business oversight, and supply-chain analysis and forecasting.