Packaging solutions specialists Parkside has announced a series of changes to its business structure in order to prepare for further growth.
Having implemented a repositioning strategy from 2014 – moving the company more firmly in to the food and drink packaging sectors and bolstering its Asian business – Parkside has now announced further changes to support the next stage of its growth strategy in sustainable packaging solutions.
Nick Smith has relinquished his role as managing director of Parkside in order to take on a special projects position within the parent company. He hands the reigns to Bob Adamson, a long serving operations director at Parkside.
Nick commented, ‘We have had five great years transitioning and repositioning the business and our focus is now truly on delivering great sustainable solutions for a wide variety of market sectors. It is now my chance to take on some significant projects for the company owners, which I am absolutely delighted to be involved in.’
Bob added, ‘With new technology investments imminent at the UK site, our significant growth in Asia and the extraordinary demand we are seeing for our compostable, recyclable and lightweight flexible packaging solutions, our strategy is now to ensure our production flexibility is world class to meet the evolving needs of our clients. Nick and the team have done a fantastic job of getting the business to this point and I am excited about what the future will now bring from an innovation and business performance perspective.’
In parallel, a number of other management changes to align the business have been implemented. Steve McCormick has been appointed director/general manager for the Asia business having worked in the region for a number of months on an interim basis. Phil O’Driscoll, innovations director, has left the company to pursue external opportunities, along with Paul Horton, graphic services manager. Finally, Paula Birch, sales director, is now responsible for a newly merged innovation and sales team.
‘Our recent success in working with brands on their sustainable packaging requirements has come as a result of creating a highly integrated approach to our new product development process; having sales, marketing and the innovation team working closely together to quickly and smoothly meet client needs. As such, we are pleased to formally merge our teams together to ensure we deliver right first time solutions, with great speed to market, to delight our clients long in to the future,’ said Paula.