Libbey Appoints Amezquita Chief Financial Officer

Libbey Inc. has appointed Juan Amezquita as the company’s svp/chief financial officer and treasurer, effective January 13, 2020. He succeeds James Burmeister, who has served as Libbey’s CFO since March 2017. Burmeister will remain at the company as svp/chief operating officer.

Company officials stated that Amezquita will lead Libbey’s global finance, accounting and treasury teams. Burmeister’s primary responsibility will be for the company’s manufacturing, engineering, supply chain and information technology operations. The appointment and Burmeister’s transition, said Libbey, are in support of the company’s ongoing organizational realignment plan.

“I’m excited to have Juan join our executive leadership team,” said Michael Bauer, CEO of Libbey. “Juan is a proven leader with global experience in treasury, corporate finance and controllership. Juan’s depth of experience leading financial transformations in capital intensive businesses make him highly qualified and a great fit for the role.”

Libbey said Amezquita has more than 25 years of financial management experience. He joins Libbey from Owens-Illinois, where he has served as vp/strategy and integration since April 2019. Amezquita previously held roles of increasing responsibility in O-I’s finance and treasury functions and has has also served as chief financial officer for companies in the business services and health care industries.