Can Manufacturers Institute Appoints Director of Government and Technical Affairs

Sylvester Giustino to Head CMI Scientific and Regulatory Department

WASHINGTON, DC – September 19, 2016 -- Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) President Robert Budway today announced the appointment of Sylvester Giustino as director of government and technical affairs. Giustino will lead CMI's scientific and regulatory programs.

"Syl brings passion and energy, along with a wealth of experience in regulatory and legislative activities," said Budway. "We are very excited he has joined the CMI staff and look forward to him working to protect and promote the can industry’s ability to operate competitively and efficiently."

In his position, Giustino will be responsible for federal and state regulatory and legislative issues for the industry with specific focus on food safety and packaging, technology, environmental, sustainability, health and safety affairs.

Giustino brings more than 15 years of experience in a variety of government relation positions at various trade associations.  He most recently was senior advisor at the Association of the United States Navy.

After receiving his B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University in New Jersey, Giustino working on various political campaigns.

In other news, Jenny Day, CMI’s director of recycling, after 35 years of service to the industry will leave CMI on September 30, 2016.

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