WestRock Company announced Robert (Bob) B. McIntosh, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, will retire from the Company, effective March 4, 2022. Denise Cade will be named executive vice president, general counsel and secretary upon McIntosh’s retirement.
During McIntosh’s 27-year career with Rock-Tenn and then WestRock, he has overseen the Company’s legal strategy and corporate governance as it grew from approximately $900 million in revenue when he joined to approximately $19 billion today.
Cade joins WestRock from IDEX Corporation, where she was senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary and was responsible for all legal, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance matters. Previously, she was senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer for SunCoke Energy, Inc. and its controlled company, SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. From 2005 to 2011, Cade held several positions with PPG Industries, Inc., including assistant general counsel, securities and finance, and corporate secretary. Prior to her time with PPG, Cade was a partner at Shaw Pittman LLP in Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
“Denise’s extensive experience with global businesses will provide valuable perspective to WestRock,” said Sewell. “I am excited to have her join our team and look forward to her leadership and guidance as the company’s general counsel.”