Bobst UK & Ireland has appointed Kearon Scarrott as its new area sales manager for CI flexo, as the company renews its focus on sales in the flexible packaging sector.

Joining Bobst in May from Gallus, Mr Scarrott started his career in print at a flexo plate manufacturer in his native South Africa. This means he is, ‘very familiar with CI flexo and flexible packaging.’

Mr Scarrott continued, ‘I am really looking forward to getting out and meeting with customers across the country, understanding their needs and forging long-lasting relationships.’

Specifically, his role at Bobst gives him responsibility for all sales and service contracts across the flexible packaging side of the business. Regular visits to the Bobst Bielefeld Competence Center to learn about retrofits and upgrades are to be made with a view to Mr Scarrott taking on more responsibility for technical service in the future.

‘It is great to be part of a world-leading supplier of substrate processing, printing and converting equipment and services for the label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board industries. I am excited to work with customers and explain how the combination of our sales force, service team and fantastic solutions can deliver for their businesses.’

For Bobst, the appointment means that the company now has a complete sales and technical service team for its web-fed business, delivering support to customers across narrow web and labels, gravure and lamination and CI flexo (flexible packaging) markets throughout the UK and Ireland.

Graham Dolan, area service manager at Bobst UK & Ireland for flexible packaging and labels, said, ‘This is a very important stage in our strategic plan for growth. Over the last seven years, we have focused on delivering support for our customers on the technical service side, ensuring we can support those existing customers in web-fed rather than looking to generate sales and then being unable to service them.

‘The time is now right to close the loop on web-fed, which is why we have brought Kearon in to focus on new sales in this area. Kearon has many years of valuable experience, and we see him as the final piece that allows us to complete the web-fed puzzle, so to speak.’