Steve Hagge, president and CEO of AptarGroup, Inc., will speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23, in the Center for the Performing Arts at Illinois State University. His talk titled “Adapting to a Changing International Marketplace” is the keynote address for Business Week 2017.

Listed on the New York Stock Exchange with the symbol ATR, AptarGroup is a member of the S&P Midcap 400 and had an annual revenue in excess of $2.3 billion in 2011. With over 10,000 employees and facilities in 19 different countries, AptarGroup provides dispensing solutions for a wide variety of fragrance, personal care, household, food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products used by millions of consumers every day. Customers include Procter & Gamble, Heinz, Unilever, Kraft Foods, GlaxoSmithKline, Pepsi Co., L’Oréal, and Estée Lauder. AptarGroup is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Hagge has been instrumental in the company’s growth and success over the past 30 years, holding various senior executive positions, including chief operating officer, chief financial officer, and group vice president of finance. He has also been serving as a member of AptarGroup’s board of directors since 2001.

Hagge is chairman of the AptarGroup Charitable Foundation, which funds an employee matching gift program and provides grants for health and human service organizations as well as cultural programs in the communities in which AptarGroup’s employees live and work. He also serves on the board of directors of CF Industries, a global leader in fertilizer manufacturing and distribution. Prior to joining AptarGroup, Hagge obtained his CPA license and worked for Arthur Andersen in Chicago.

The talk is part of the Illinois State University Speaker Series. The series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. All talks are free and open to the public.