ROBERT BUDWAY: President Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI)

Robert Budway is the President of the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI).  “Sylvester brings passion and energy, along with a wealth of experience in regulatory and legislative activities,” Budway says. “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.”

The association received its charter in 1938, then representing only 39 manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services to the industry. CMI members account for over 81% of annual domestic production of 133 billion cans; together they employ 22,000 people with plants in 33 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa.

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is the trade association of the metal and composite can manufacturing industry and its suppliers in the United States

CMI has also conducted and sponsored several innovative studies that led to promotional campaigns seeking larger market share for the can. CMI provides a statistical service by publishing monthly and annual shipment reports by product and marketing category and serves as the industry’s technical forum.