Antalis Packaging has appointed Ian Whitcombe as its new product manager. Mr Whitcombe, who has more than two decades worth of experience in packaging, was previously a national key account manager with the company.

John Garner, Antalis Packaging’s head of innovation and design, said that the appointment comes at a key time for the company, which has ambitious growth plans for its packaging business. Mr Garner explained, ‘With his extensive sales experience and understanding of the packaging market, Ian is an invaluable addition to the Purchasing team, which is continually exploring and opening new markets. Antalis Packaging’s extensive range of packaging materials and machinery offers options to customers to improve the efficiency and sustainability of their packaging operations through reliability of supply and new product innovations.’

Mr Whitcombe himself commented on his move into product management, saying, ‘After more than 20 years in sales, I wanted to share the knowledge I have accumulated, and this is a perfect fit with my new role. Antalis has ambitious plans for the next five years, for example its e-commerce range of packaging is growing all the time, and I am excited to be part of a team that is providing innovative packaging solutions to meet the challenges facing the packaging industry today.’

He concluded, ‘Antalis Packaging is supporting customers across the UK, we can work with anyone who wants help with packing, protecting, storing, dispatching or transporting goods.’