Erik Lightner manages and leads the Consumer Products Division, which is dedicated to engineering and construction of global manufacturing facilities for multinational clients in the personal care and beauty products, home care and household goods, pulp, paper and sanitary paper, packaging and containers, agricultural processing and consumer durable goods markets.
Erik joined Haskell in 2015 after 20+ years of working for Archer Daniels Midland where he held various global management roles in operations, engineering and business unit leadership. He has extensive experience, both domestically and internationally, having built and managed manufacturing facilities in the US, UK, Europe and Asia.
Erik’s role with projects will be to liaise between the client and Haskell teams to leverage his operational knowledge, business acumen and greenfield construction experience to ensure the factory design and construction delivers a safe, reliable and efficient operating facility.
Erik graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and has been active in various global social investment programs, as well as SERAP programs (Socially and Environmentally Responsible Agricultural Practices) in West Africa and Asia.