Stephanie Dalton joins the Divisional European Innovation Team

FTSE100 DS Smith Recycling Division announces European Innovation Team Update D

S Smith, the FTSE100 sustainable packaging company, has today announced the appointment of Stephanie

Dalton as Innovation Manager for its Recycling Division. Reporting to the Head of Strategic Development & Business Transformation, Stephanie will be responsible for developing recycling innovation projects across Europe. Stephanie joins the Recycling

innovation team having recently been focused on overseeing strategic development for DS Smith’s recycling activities within large blue chip retail organisations. She brings over 20 years’ industry experience, having worked within

materials for recycling. The role will also focus on developing the DS Smith circular business model by forging closed loop partnerships and championing solutions for many of today’s biggest recycling challenges, including tackling the rise of packaging entering into consumer recycling streams. Commenting on her new role

UK-based Stephanie Dalton.

the recycling, facilities management and producer responsibility sectors. Based in the UK, Stephanie will initially

focus on technology advancements targeting the reduction of contamination in recycling, further underlining the company’s commitment to quality

Stephanie said: “I am excited to join the Innovations team at DS Smith’s Recycling Division and drive developments in resource management by working closely with customers to understand their needs. As we continue to see e-commerce grow, with 64% of Europeans shopping more online during Covid-19,

the amount of packaging coming into households is increasing. Developing solutions to tackle that as an industry and as a company and responding to changing consumer habits really excites me.” Rogier Gerritsen, managing director

at DS Smith Recycling: “It is fantastic that Stephanie is transitioning into this important role and I look forward to her bringing some of her extensive experience with her. The European Innovations team in the Recycling Division is vital in making sure that we can deliver the front end customer solutions so we can continue to deliver high quality paper for recycling to our own and partner mills.”

Antalis Packaging appoints Jake Woolmer to strengthen its machinery sales support

Finding packaging machinery solutions to alleviate the pressures of everyday distribution and packaging is often challenging and complex. Antalis Packaging has solutions that are ready for these difficult challenges and that can keep products moving in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. To support this role Antalis has

appointed Jake Woolmer to the role of machinery sales manager. Jake will help customers in the South of the UK with recommendations and advice on a range of machinery, including Lantech and Masterline machines. He will also assist customers with support for the wide range of Antalis Packaging consumables. Jake’s focus will be to advise new

and established businesses on the many advantages machines can

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businesses can speed up packaging times, improve efficiencies and save on materials by the introduction of, for example, pallet wrappers, case erectors and strapping equipment. Mick Carless, machinery and

Jake Woolmer will help customers in the South of the UK.

bring to automating packaging. He’ll be able to analyse clients packaging use, review operations and distribution set up, and give

recommendations and solutions to help them make improvements to their packaging operation. By adding the right machinery or automation

systems operations manager for the Antalis Packaging Machinery Division said; “Jake will be supporting clients through this challenging time as we adapt to the ‘new normal’ and increased demand for distribution and packaging. At Antalis we’re building on our existing experienced team and Jake will be a great addition to offer support to companies in the South, providing local support and knowledge.” Antalis Packaging has a complete

range of packaging products, machinery and services. It can help with forecasting, making recommendations and even design new packaging.

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