API Foilmakers has appointed Kenny Gilmour as its new managing director, with the current managing director, Will Oldham, stepping up to the role of Chairman at the end of the year.

Mr Gilmour moves to API Foilmakers from a successful career in the chemicals and thin films industry, latterly ten years with Victrex Group plc as group operations director. He has experience in managing multiple sites in UK, USA and China together with their complex product supply chains.

Mr Gilmour said, ‘I am delighted to be joining API Foilmakers at an exciting stage in its development – two years in from the company’s creation and coming out of the pandemic I see huge opportunities for the business and look forward to taking this high quality business and highly committed team to new heights of success.’

API Foilmakers is wholly owned by Aldus Group, Aldus Group CEO, Frank Floriano, said, ‘Will initiated our acquisition of API Foilmakers and has been our Managing Director for the last two years. During this time he successfully re-established the business, seeing a consistent growth and bringing it to profitability during a very challenging period for the global economy. Will will continue to work with Kenny and local management to further the successful international growth of API Foilmakers. We are delighted that Kenny has taken on the role of our new MD and we are very confident that his deep operational and international experience will ensure the business will continue to grow and prosper.’