James Cropper – British master papermaker – has made a number of appointments across senior roles within the company.
Steve Adams, who was appointed as managing director of the company’s paper business in September 2016 commenced his post in January 2017.
He brings with him more than 30 years’ experience and has a strong commercial and business leadership background. Formerly working for 3M across Europe, his roles included business director for display and graphics and, most recently, business director for electronics and energy.
Steve said: “I’m excited to join James Cropper at a time when the business is flourishing and looking to grow and develop in new areas. The company has a fantastic reputation in the paper manufacturing arena and I look forward to bringing my knowledge and skills to help it build and further cement its position.”
Alison Daniels has joined James Cropper as marketing director, and will oversee the marketing strategy of the paper manufacturing arm of the business. She joins the company after 15 years marketing experience with Bayer Crop Science UK.
Completing the trio, Ivan Iannetta, a paper and packaging industry expert, has been appointed as sales manager for the east coast of the USA to provide local client support and promote the company’s offering in the region.
Phil Wild, CEO at James Cropper, said: “The paper manufacturing industry has seen a lot of changes in recent years, so the need to innovate, develop and improve is more important than ever. Our people sit at the heart of these initiatives.
“2017 is set to be another exciting year for James Cropper with the roll out of our latest paper range, Dolcelicious – a food contact approved paper – and our Tailor Made paper service across global markets.”
“We’re confident that our latest recruits bring with them the necessary skills and experience that will help us in our continued quest to be at the forefront of our industry, whether it’s technical development, enhanced marketing strategies or increased sales.”