R. David Hoover retired as CEO of Ball Corporation in January 2011 after a 40+ year career with the company. He remains chairman of Ball’s board of directors. Dave joined Ball in 1970, when the company was headquartered in Muncie, Ind. He transferred to the Boulder area between 1980 and 1987 to oversee the finance and administration of Ball’s agricultural systems division. In 1998, when Ball relocated its corporate headquarters to Broomfield, Dave returned to Colorado. During Dave’s 10 years as CEO, Ball’s stock provided a total return to shareholders of more than 500 percent. The company made a number of key strategic moves during that time, including greatly expanding its international presence. Dave’s commitment to Boulder County includes serving as a director of the Boulder Community Hospital and as a member of the Colorado forum.