Stepping up ambitious growth plans for its packaging division, Antalis has announced Lesley Mercer as its new commercial manager.
With a career spanning more than 25 years, Lesley brings with her an impressive track record of supply chain management and product purchasing. Applying her experience working for market leaders including MacFarlane and Woodway, Lesley will provide focus and expertise to ensure the packaging offering to customers remains as competitive and cutting edge as possible. Her role will include the purchasing and deployment of bespoke packaging products and services – a significant growth area for the business.
Most recently, Lesley worked as a commercial manager for MacFarlane Packaging over a four year period on its national and third party logistical accounts, working with large retail customers from the tender stage through to implementation. She also had a lengthy stint at leading supplier of packaging solutions, Woodway, where she spent more than a decade as the company’s purchasing manager.
Lesley hopes to support the ongoing expansion of Antalis’ packaging unit, which earlier this year opened a dedicated new design lab at the company’s headquarters in Coalville, Leicestershire.