Julie Albrecht, 52, has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2019.
She joined Sonoco in March 2017 as Corporate VP, Treasurer and Assistant CFO, holding responsibility for the Company’s treasury, tax and risk management functions. In that role, she was responsible for the Company’s relationships with the credit rating agencies and commercial banks and has handled financings for four acquisitions totaling approximately $690 million. She also has been instrumental in the Company’s efforts to drive significant improvement in cash flow from operations and free cash flow in 2018, and has been responsible for management of the Company’s retirement benefit plans.
In 1996, Albrecht joined Coltec Industries, where she worked for almost 19 years after Coltec was acquired by Goodrich Corporation and was then acquired by United Technologies in 2012. While at Goodrich, she progressed through various Treasury roles including Assistant Treasurer and also worked as a Controller and VP, Finance of a global business unit. After the UTC acquisition, Albrecht served as the Finance Director of a $800 million global aerospace aftermarket business which included VP, Finance responsibilities as well as FP&A activities of a $3.5 billion aftermarket segment. In March 2015, she was named VP, Finance, Investor Relations and Treasurer at Esterline Technologies, a $2 billion aerospace company based in Bellevue, WA.
Albrecht serves on the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation Board of Directors and the Central Carolina Community Foundation Board of Directors.
She is a 1989 graduate of Wake Forest University, where she earned a B.S. in Accounting. Albrecht, her husband and their two teenage children live in Columbia, SC.