Menasha Corporation Executive Management

Menasha Corporation’s leaders consistently look for opportunities to raise the bar on performance expectations. Equally important, they provide the guidance, teams and tools to make our employees successful. This cycle of identifying what’s possible and providing the motivation and means to achieve it shows our passion for growing our business and giving back to our communities.

Christopher D. Drees
President and CEO, Menasha Corporation

Christopher D. Drees was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Menasha Corporation and elected a director of the Corporation in 2023. Mr. Drees joined Menasha Corporation following a 24-year career at Brunswick Corporation, where he progressed through successively more responsible operational and general management roles culminating in his 2019 appointment as President of Mercury Marine, Brunswick’s largest division.

Mr. Drees earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MBA from Marquette University.

Lea Ann Hammen
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Hammen joined Menasha Corporation in 2002 as Tax Manager and assumed progressive roles that included Executive Compensation Director, Corporate Controller, Vice President and Treasurer, and Senior Vice President of Finance prior to being named Chief Financial Officer. 

William F. Ash
President, ORBIS Corporation

Mr. Ash was appointed President of ORBIS Corporation in September 2009. He joined ORBIS in 2003 and had been Vice President of Finance since 2004. Mr. Ash also held positions at CHN Global (formerly Case Corporation) and Ford Motor Company.

Mark P. Fogarty
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Fogarty rejoined Menasha Corporation as General Counsel in 2006. He previously was Corporate Counsel from 1994 to 1997. In the interim, Mr. Fogarty was employed by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, including as International Counsel in Europe. He began his legal career at the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center.

Denise S. Starcher
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Starcher joined Menasha Corporation in 2017. Prior to joining Menasha, Ms. Starcher was Global Vice President of Human Resources at ASCO Power Technologies, a division of Emerson Electric. She also served as Vice President of HR for Emerson's Caribbean and Latin American operations and held positions at Prenova, Inc. and Utilipro, Inc.

Michael D. Riegsecker
President, Menasha Packaging Company, LLC

Mr. Riegsecker was appointed President of Menasha Packaging Company in September 2018. He joined Menasha Corporation in 1992 and held several progressive positions at Menasha Packaging, including General Manager, Group Vice President and Senior Vice President of Sales. Most recently Mr. Riegsecker was Chief Operating Officer of Menasha Packaging. He is a graduate of Purdue University and was with International Paper prior to Menasha Packaging.