Anchor Glass Container Corporation Names Executive Vice President of Operations and General Counsel

TAMPA, FL – Nipesh H. Shah, President and CEO of Anchor Glass Container Corporation headquartered in Tampa, Florida, has announced following additions to the senior leadership team.

Bill Powers, Executive Vice President of Operations at Anchor Glass Corporation

Bill Powers

Bill Powers will serve as the Executive Vice President of Operations.  Powers, who has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, joins Anchor Glass after having spent 27 years with The Dow Chemical Company.  More recently, Powers has held the position of Vice President of Operations at Fibrant.  Powers and his wife will be relocating to Tampa.

Sam Hijab, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal at Anchor Glass Corporation

Sam Hijab

Sam Hijab has been named General Counsel and Vice President of Legal.  Hijab has been with Anchor Glass for more than eight years.  Prior to joining the company, Hijab practiced law in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.  He is a graduate of the Temple University School of Law.

Shah said, “Bill has a track record of building operational capabilities and delivering value for key stakeholders through step change in safety, quality and improving efficiencies.” Shah added, “Sam’s experience in diverse legal areas and understanding of our business will be key as he works as part of the leadership team to achieve the high standards we’ve set for our company.”

About Anchor Glass
Anchor Glass is a leading North American manufacturer of premium glass packaging products. Anchor Glass has long-standing relationships with blue chip companies across the beer, liquor, food, beverage, ready-to-drink and consumer end-markets. The Company employs approximately 2,000 people and operates six manufacturing facilities located in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, New York and Oklahoma, an engineering and spare parts facility in Illinois and a mold manufacturing facility in Ohio. For more information, please visit

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