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Alupro appoints sustainability and public affairs manager

Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has announced the appointment of Tom Giddings as sustainability and public affairs manager. Joining the business from international packaging provider DS Smith, Giddings has significant experience within the packaging and recycling industries. In his new role, Giddings will work closely with Alupro’s executive director, Rick Hindley, to lead the not-for-profit…


Ardagh Group expands sustainability team with new hire

Adam Köhler has recently joined Ardagh Group as Sustainability Renewables Engineer. With 15 years’ experience in the Renewable Energy industry, Adam has worked in various roles throughout Europe the Middle East and the USA. Adam is based out of the firms Dublin office.  


MPMA appoints Technical & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Packaging technologist, Stuart Falconer, has joined the MPMA as Technical & Regulatory Affairs Manager to provide technical and legislative support to members, not least as the UK’s exit from the European Union looms, and a raft of packaging related regulations, including DRS, make their way through Government. Stuart has wide experience in working with packaging…



Apeal  has  welcomed  a new  member, Liberty Liège-Dudelange. They  operate three production sites in two countries, and are  a subsidiary of international metals and industrial group, Liberty House, part of the GFG Alliance. Tony Waite, President of Apeal, said: “We are delighted to welcome Liberty Liège-Dudelange to Apeal. It is a significant step in the…

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New CMbE Sales Manager

CMB Engineering has recently announce  the appointment of Sales Manager EMEA Andrew Wilkinson at its UK headquarters in Shipley. Following Leon Metcalf’s move to Customer Service Manager, Andrew will take up his new role commencing immediately.


Colep Announces New Board Member

Colep, a leading global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries, has announced Charlie Sharman is joining Colep’s board of directors, as Non-Executive Director. Charlie has over 30 years of leadership experience in the delivery of successful large-scale lean transformations across a broad range of industries. Charlie’s journey began in the 1970s…

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INX Appoints New Technical Services Director

Metal decoration specialist INX International, has appointed Shaun Thompson into the new position of Technical Services director at INX UK. Thompson has held notable jobs in the ink industry for almost 35 years. He has worked in technical sales and service, and business and sales management for companies such as Croda Inks (Manders), Edward Marsden…


Crabtree Appoints Alan Rutter as Senior Director

The Gateshead, UK headquartered firm has promoted Alan Rutter to the new position from his previous role as Asia Pacific Spares Projects Sales Director.

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CMI Appoints New Vice President of Sustainability

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) has appointed Scott Breen as Vice President of Sustainability to lead its sustainability and recycling efforts. Breen, a strong sustainability communicator, will represent the can manufacturing industry’s sustainability policy, infrastructure and communications efforts. “I am excited to develop a proactive strategy of programmes and activities to share how the can…

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Executive Profile: Dr William Hoyle. President of IMDPA

Karen McKenzie catches up with Dr William Hoyle and quickly realises why he has been chosen to represent his peers …

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