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API Strengthens Its Focus On Global Growth With New Appointment
Brand enhancement specialist API is pleased to announce the appointment of Drew Beringer as Senior Consultant, further strengthening its leadership team as the company continues with its aggressive growth, capital, and restructuring plans.
In his new role, Beringer will report to API President and CEO Dino Kiriakopoulos as he focuses on technical, process, and business development projects on a global level.
"After meeting the team at API, it was clear to me that the company’s vision of becoming the global leader for its portfolio of brand enhancement products was precisely the next challenge that I was looking for in my career," explains Beringer.
"Joining API provides me with an exciting opportunity to use my varied experience in manufacturing, technical, financial, and sales to help fully realise the global ambitions of the business."
With over 20 years of experience in hot and cold foil stamping, Beringer brings a wealth of operational and commercial skill to API at a time when the company is forging ahead with its international growth initiatives.
Previously, Beringer served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Kurz Transfer Products in North Carolina, where he was responsible for all areas of the business, including both the manufacture and marketing of stamping foils and decorative finishes for packaging.
“API is delighted to be welcoming Drew to our team,” said Kiriakopoulos. “The addition of a leader like Drew will help us serve our customers with the largest, most consistent, and innovative range of foils, holographics, and laminates available.”
For more information on API and its range of foil, laminate, and holographic brand enhancement products, visit its website at www.apigroup.com.
Packaging Automation’s Talented Engineer Wins Best Apprentice in Cheshire and Warrington
Packaging Automation (PA) the leading manufacturer and exporter of specialist food packaging machinery received recognition for its long established apprenticeship scheme this week when electrical engineer James Sydenham won Best Apprentice in Cheshire and Warrington in the apprenticeship category at The High Sheriff's Awards for Enterprise.
PA has trained more than 100 apprentices since the scheme started 30 years ago with former apprentices now holding director, management and team leader roles in the business today. As a rapidly growing business, PA needs to continually recruit and has struggled to find engineers who have the specialist skills required for the design and manufacture of food packaging machinery.
The High Sheriff's Awards for Enterprise are Cheshire's most prestigious Awards for business performance. In partnership with the University of Chester, The High Sheriff’s Awards gives Cheshire businesses the opportunity to shine and demonstrate they are an outstanding Cheshire business.
The award was announced at a ceremony held at Chester Racecourse presented by psychologist, high-performance coach and New York Times best-selling author John Amaechi OBE.
Speaking after the event James said “It feels amazing to win, I never thought 4 years ago when I joined that I would be shortlisted for an award like this never mind to win. PA has given me a great opportunity and I can’t thank them enough. The team on the shop floor have given me so much support and I am looking forward to a successful future with PA.
While working, James has completed his HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. James is now continuing to build his knowledge and thriving as an electrical fitter. PA recognises James’ potential to be a future leader in the business and he has been included in our recent Rising Stars development programme.
Neil Ashton PA’s Operations Director said “This award recognises the value that we can offer as a small business to manufacturing and engineering talent creation in the UK. We invest a vast amount of time and effort in developing young individuals that have aspirations to achieve whilst gaining a qualification. Equally as a small employer it is vital that the apprentices can add value to our operation as early on in their training programme as possible. James has demonstrated through his skill, hard work, customer focus and determination that there is no limit to what he can achieve in engineering in the future.”
Key Appointment To Support Linx’s Global Sales Growth
Linx Printing Technologies is strengthening its Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) sales support team with the appointment of Greg Treanor as Global CIJ Business Manager.
In his new role, Greg will work closely with Linx’s direct and indirect commercial teams around the world to drive sales and opportunities for the company’s latest CIJ models, including the ground-breaking Linx 8900 and newly-launched Linx10.
Greg has over 12 years’ experience in the coding and marking industry. His appointment sees him return to Linx where he began his career in the International Technical Support team before taking on a variety of sales and Product Management roles with Domino. He has particular expertise in bringing product concepts to market and driving growth through the sales and marketing teams.
“I am delighted to welcome Greg back to Linx,” comments Nigel Hood, Managing Director of Linx.
“His in-depth market knowledge and skills will be invaluable in helping us to maximise opportunities for our market-leading CIJ models worldwide.”