International flexible packaging group Clondalkin Flexible Packaging, has promoted Chris Button to Group Sales Manager for Flexibles.
Chris joined Clondalkin Flexible Packaging six months ago as Sales Manager for its UK lids and shrink sleeves business, Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks).
Across its 11 manufacturing operations, in the UK, Europe and North America, Clondalkin Flexible Packaging covers all aspects of flexible packaging from extrusion of raw materials, flexo & gravure print, lidding, biodegradable products, skin films, film lamination, coating, metalising & conversion into bags of all types and sizes.
Chris joins the group at a time where it is continuing to consolidate its strengths and facilitate cross-selling across the company, enabling customers to access its entire product range with ease, no matter where in the world they are located.
Based in Bury, Chris will be responsible for building commercial relationships with flexible packaging users in the UK.
Throughout his career Chris has been involved in all aspects of the packaging industry from print, materials and material extrusion, pack design, new product development and packing machinery. His specialisms include extended shelf life lidding, laminate structures, oven based cook films and films used in re-seal applications.
Commenting on his promotion Chris said: "This new role is a great opportunity for us to expand our reach in the UK and offer customers a much wider product range.
"As a fully qualified chef, I have the ability to understand what my clients are trying to achieve from a food perspective. This, added to my packaging and wealth of NPD knowledge, means I will give customers the opportunity to grow their business alongside ours."
"I will also ensure that we continue to provide an outstanding service, meet our clients packaging needs, service their requirements and to allow our businesses to evolve together."
Martin Hardman, Sales and Marketing Director at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury, added: "We're very pleased that Chris has moved into this Group role and will continue to enjoy working alongside him as he helps us to grow and develop our UK business."