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Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has strengthened its leadership team with a number of key appointments to help further grow the company’s international presence.
John Tierney joins the company as Marketing Director and Ruaridh Nicolson has been appointed Channel Development Director. John Schmidt takes on the role of Channel Development Manager for EMEA, and Raghu Vangipuram is the new Distribution Sales Manager for India.
John Tierney graduated in Australia with a Bachelor in Business, majoring in Marketing, and has extensive experience in both business to consumer and business to business marketing roles. John has held a number of marketing and product management positions in technical and engineering companies, most recently at Gilbarco Veeder Root. He brings with him a wealth of best practice expertise which will further strengthen Linx’s extensive distributor network.
Ruaridh Nicolson has a Masters in History and Political Science from the University of Dundee, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Russian from Glasgow University. He has over 20 years’ experience in global sales and marketing, having worked for a number of international organisations, most recently as Sales and Marketing Manager for Teknek, an ITW company.
John Schmidt has a strong background in Channel Management, working for a number of leading companies including Xerox and Fujitsu. He joins from Ricoh, where he was Sales Manager EMEA and CIS region. …/
Raghu Vangipuram has experience in both sales and service before developing his career in Channel Management, joining Linx from Avery Dennison where he was Business Development Manager.
“We are delighted to welcome these four talented individuals to Linx,” comments Chris Pick, Commercial Director at Linx Printing Technologies.
“Their expertise and experience will be invaluable in helping us to continue to enhance our international business through delivery of best practice.”
Faerch Plast Announces Major Changes To Senior Management Team
In line with an ambitious future growth strategy, leading European manufacturer of plastics packaging for the food industry, Faerch Plast (tel: 020 8254 2300; www.faerchplast.com), has announced that Joe Iannidinardo will relinquish his role as Managing Director of the UK business to take up an exciting new Group position as Sales Director (New Markets) – with effect from 1 February 2015.
Joe’s new role meets Faerch Plast’s objective to exploit the huge market potential that it recognises for CPET globally. His new team will be resourced to reflect this potential and will include specialists in the Ready Meals and Airline Catering industries. He will also be supported by a Sales Project Manager.
In addition, Jason Gale has been promoted to UK Sales Director and will also be Acting Managing Director. An experienced sales professional with excellent management skills, Jason has been employed at Faerch Plast for 13 years. Prior to his new role, he was Senior Sales Manager GB North.
Lars Gade Hansen, Faerch Plast A/S CEO, comments: “Joe has done a fantastic job as Managing Director of the UK business and we now want to utilise those skills to benefit the Group. He will be responsible for identifying previously untapped markets outside of Europe where we are well established as market leader.
“Joe leaves a strong team in the UK and we are confident that Jason will take the business forward into its next phase of growth. The board want to take this opportunity to wish them both every success for the future.”
Domino Promotions To New Group Sales Director And European Sales Director
Domino has promoted two key members of its globe-spanning sales team.
In his new position as Group Sales Director, Ben Rock will draw on his long and varied experience within Domino to bring fresh energy to the sales approach around the world, while Will Edwards has been promoted to European Sales Director, a role which will see him lead the company's European business, including direct channels and distributors.
With a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from Sheffield Polytechnic, Ben Rock first joined Domino in 1991 as a Development Chemist, before eventually moving into a UK sales role covering the East Midlands region. He honed his leadership skills while heading up the UK Sales Team in 1999 until he relocated to Japan in 2002, where he served as Country Manager for four years.
Since 2006, Ben has returned to the UK to take on management responsibilities for the Global Key Accounts and Distributor Management teams, until landing the role of Group Sales Director in November 2014. He comments, "I look forward to leading Domino's ongoing sales effort, capitalising on our sales personnel's superb capabilities, excellent product portfolio and global consistency."
Before joining Domino in 2000, Will Edwards was a mechanical engineering graduate forging a career in the white goods industry. Specialising originally in the design of domestic refrigeration equipment, he was subsequently promoted as part of a leadership programme to Sales Manager, before moving into the logistics industry as an Account Manager.
Will's initial role at Domino was as a Territory Sales Manager for the Product Identification Strategic Business Unit, working primarily on new business accounts. He has spent the last 5 years leading the Domino UK business as General Manager. He says, "Europe continues to be an important region for Domino and I am delighted to be taking on this new leadership challenge."