Ireland-based Americk Packaging Group appoints Christopher Hart as CEO; Hart has had successful senior leadership positions in automotive, chemical coatings and plastic packaging Industries

CLONDALKIN, Ireland , July 3, 2014 (press release) – Christopher Hart MBA has been appointed as the new CEO of the Americk Packaging Group, effective July 1st, 2014. Mr. Hart joins Americk Packaging having held a wide range of successful senior leadership positions within Automotive, Chemical Coatings and Plastic Packaging Industries. Since September of 2008, he served as Managing Director of Food Service for Coveris Global Rigid Business Sector, which operates across Europe in sixteen countries.

Patrick Doran Director and Owner of the Americk Packaging Group of Companies commented "Following our extensive rebranding exercise we are at a pivotal point in taking the business to the next stage in our strategic plan. The Board and I are confident that Chris is the right person to lead the company forward and delighted to have him on board.” He adds “Chris brings a wealth of experience that will undoubtedly build on our strengths in labels, cartons and flexibles sectors."

Chris Hart adds "I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to take on this role, and excited about the possibilities that lie in our future.” He continued “Our strategy is to develop our existing businesses further in order to realise our vision of being the market leader in UK and expanding globally to create long-term shareholder value. Our objective is to maximize the existing companies potential so that each business is supported to achieve its goals. Where it makes sense to do so, we will pursue shared opportunities between the businesses, but not at the expense of focus, strength, discipline and individuality of each one."

Americk Packaging boasts a portfolio of leading and well established operations in the labelling, cartons and flexibles markets based in the Republic of Ireland and the UK. It is understood that expansion plans may include further acquisitions. The packaging industry watches with interest.

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