Management Team

Lance Mitchell
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lance Mitchell
Mr. Mitchell has served as RCP’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011 and as a member of RCP’s board of directors since October 2019. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Mitchell served as President of Closure Systems International (part of RGHL Group since 2008). Mr. Mitchell worked at Owens Corning Fiberglas Corporation from 1981 to 1986 in a variety of sales and marketing positions and from 1986 to 2005 he served in a variety of management positions at Avery Dennison Corporation, BF Goodrich, The Geon Company and PolyOne Corporation. Mr. Mitchell received a B.S. in Business from Bowling Green State University.
Michael Graham
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Graham
Mr. Graham has served as RCP’s Chief Financial Officer since 2016. Mr. Graham joined RCP after serving as the CFO of Graham Packaging (part of RGHL Group) from 2011 to 2016. Prior to joining Graham Packaging, Mr. Graham led and managed several merger and integration activities for RGHL and served as CFO of Reynolds Packaging from 2008 to 2010, collaboratively leading the integration of Reynolds Packaging into RGHL. Mr. Graham served as Group Controller and CFO of Alcoa’s Flat Rolled & Extruded Aluminum Group from 2004 to 2007. From 1986 to 2003 Mr. Graham served in a variety of management positions at Honeywell International Inc. and AlliedSignal, Avaya Communications and General Mills, Inc. Mr. Graham received a B.A. in Finance from Howard University.
Steve Estes
Chief Administrative Officer
Steve Estes
Steve joined RCP in 2021 as our first Chief Administrative Officer, leading Business Transformation, EHS, HR, Legal, and Procurement. He has 20 years of experience with Rank-owned companies, including his most recent role as Chief Human Resources Officer, Rank Group. He previously served as Vice President Human Resources, Rank Group, promoted from his role as, Vice President of HR, Evergreen Packaging. He also served in HR and safety roles at International Paper, Mattel Inc, and Bruce Hardwood Floors. Steve earned a BBA in HR Management from Freed-Hardeman University and an MBA from Georgia Southern University.
Rita Fisher
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Supply Chain
Rita Fisher
Rita joined RCP in August 2017 from Kraft Heinz, most recently as Vice President and Head of Global Business Services. She is an experienced IT and business leader that has served in regional and global roles supporting sales, finance, supply chain, manufacturing, and HR functions. Her expertise includes IT strategy, business applications, transformation programs, business process excellence, acquisitions/divestitures, and global IT infrastructure. Prior to Kraft Heinz, she started her career at People’s Gas Company. Rita earned her BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA from DePaul University.
Lisa Smith
President, Hefty Waste & Storage
Lisa Smith
Ms. Smith joined RCP in Nov 2009 and has held multiple positions across the company. Most recently she served as SVP of Marketing for the Reynolds Business Unit as well as VP of Marketing for the Hefty Business Unit. Throughout her career at RCP, Ms Smith has lead brand strategy, digital and traditional advertising, agency management, innovation, analytics, consumer insights, pricing and promotion. She has a passion for driving change, turning around businesses and developing teams.

Prior to her work at RCP, Ms. Smith held various marketing, sales and category management roles at CPG organizations including Mars, Sara Lee and Sunstar/GUM. She earned her BS in Marketing from the University of Illinois and her MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
Stephan Pace
President, Walmart/Sam’s and eCommerce
Stephan Pace
Mr. Pace has served as RCP’s President of Walmart/Sam’s and eCommerce since 2015. Prior to this role, Mr. Pace served as RCP’s Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales beginning in 2010. He served as Vice President of Sales for Pactiv’s Consumer Products Division prior to RGHL’s acquisition of Pactiv in 2010. Mr. Pace joined Pactiv in 2001 and held several senior management positions. Prior to joining Pactiv, he served in a variety of sales and marketing roles at Unilever plc and Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Pace received a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University. He serves on the Board of Advisors for Tierra Nueva Fine Cocoa, d/b/a The Whole Coffee Company.
Craig Cappel
President, Reynolds Cooking & Baking
Craig Cappel
Mr. Cappel has served as RCP’s President of Reynolds Cooking & Baking since 2018. From 2015 to 2018, he served as President of Hefty Tableware. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Cappel served as the Chief Procurement and Technology Officer for RGHL Group, leading global sourcing and technology across multiple businesses. From 1997 to 2013, Mr. Cappel was with Pactiv as Vice President of Business Development and Innovation and various other leadership roles across innovation, engineering technology, new business development and business management. From 1994 to 1997, he served as an engineer at TE Connectivity, Ltd. (formerly Amp Incorporated). Mr. Cappel received a B.S. from the College of Engineering Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Product Design and Development Management from Northwestern University.
Rachel Bishop
President, Hefty Tableware
Rachel Bishop
Ms. Bishop has served as RCP’s President of Hefty Tableware since 2019. Prior to joining RCP, she served as Chief Strategy Officer from 2014 to 2017 and President, Snacks from 2017 to 2019 at TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Ms. Bishop was at The Walgreen Company from 2009 to 2014 where she most recently served as Group Vice President of Retail Strategy. From 2001 to 2009, Ms. Bishop was at McKinsey & Company, where she worked with consumer businesses on a broad range of sales, marketing, and operational topics with a focus on growth strategy development and implementation. Ms. Bishop earned a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Technology Management from Northwestern University. She holds B.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering and in Geophysics from Brown University.
Judith Buckner
President, Presto Products
Judith Buckner
Ms. Buckner has served as RCP’s President of Presto Products since 2019. She previously served as Senior Vice President, Business Transformation of RCP from 2017 to 2019. Ms. Buckner first joined RCP in 2000 as an Engineering Manager and has held various other leadership roles including Director of Manufacturing, Plant Manager, Director of Engineering and New Product Development and Vice President of Operations and Engineering. Her prior experience includes various engineering and leadership roles in product development and operations at Hoechst-Celanese/Invista from 1991 to 2000. Ms. Buckner earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.

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