Marcy J. Thompson, 58, is currently corporate vice president of Marketing and Innovation for Sonoco, as of June 2013, and a corporate officer as of 2011. In this role, she is responsible for leading Sonoco's purpose-driven innovation initiative to develop a focused consumer insights and end-use market strategy to better serve customer needs. This role also includes leading Sonoco’s Global Marketing function.
Thompson joined Sonoco in 2006 as division vice president of sales and marketing for North American Industrial Products, where she later became division vice president and general manager. She next served as division vice president and general manager, Sonoco Recycling, Inc., where she was responsible for Sonoco Recycling’s growing domestic recycling and mill supply business, which included approximately 30 recycling and material recovery facilities. She was appointed a corporate officer in 2011 and named vice president and general manager, Rigid Paper – NA, where she was responsible for the Company’s composite can businesses in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Thompson joined Sonoco from General Electric’s Commercial Finance – Healthcare Finance business, where she was chief marketing officer. Her 35 years of experience include manufacturing, sales, marketing, quality and global leadership assignments within Sonoco, G.E., Gillette and ArcelorMittal Steel Company. Additionally, she holds a 6 Sigma Master Black Belt certification and a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgy from The Pennsylvania State University.
Thompson is a member of Sonoco’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, Corporate Sustainability Council and Executive Committee and is the executive sponsor for Sonoco’s LGBT+ business resource group. She serves on the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business Center for Marketing Solutions Advisory Board. She is also very active with the Boys & Girls Club, previously serving as vice-chair and chair of the Hartsville Board and as a Board member of the Pee Dee Boys & Girls Club. She was awarded the South Carolina Board Member of the Year for the Boys & Girls Club. Thompson is also an avid mentor, having mentored more than 200 young professionals over her career.
She, her husband, Scott, and her boxer dog, Diamond, reside in Florence, S.C. Their daughter, Taylor, is a recent graduate of High Point University in North Carolina.