Faerch Plast has announced the appointment of Simon Downward as its new Managing Director for the UK, effective from 1 June 2015.
Downward is responsible for further increasing focus on the organisational and operational development of the plastic packaging company’s rapidly growing UK business activities.
“Faerch Plast is already highly successful and well established in the UK. A strong sales team backed by excellent supply chain management and a state-of-the-art plant in the North East means we are now ideally positioned to further expand our ambitions in this key market,” commented Lars Gade Hansen, Faerch Plast A/S CEO.
Prior to joining Faerch Plast, Downward was General Manager at the company’s Weston Super Mare site. Previous to this, he was Regional Sales Director of Smurfit Kappa South West and part of Smurfit Kappa UK – a division of Smurfit Kappa Group.
“Simon has considerable experience in growing businesses and I am very pleased he has joined our senior management team to lead this key phase of our business development strategy,” Gade Hansen concluded.