Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced Allan McLeland, vice president of Human Resources, has announced his plans to retire after 25 years with the Company, effective April 1, 2019. John M. Florence Jr. ’01 will serve as vice president of Human Resources, general counsel and secretary, effective following McLeland’s retirement.
Prior to joining Sonoco, Florence was a lawyer with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA, a South Carolina law firm, for more than 10 years. He received a B.A. degree from Presbyterian College, an MBA from the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business and a J.D. from Samford University. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association and the Richland County, S.C., Bar Association. He is a member of the 2019 class of the Liberty Fellowship.