Candid (adj. truthful and straightforward; frank)
I have been with Crown for over 10 years, four and a half of them as a marketing director.
The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) is the international body representing foil rollers, manufacturers of aluminium closures, semi-rigid foil containers, household foil and all kinds of flexible packaging.
Benjamit Packaging was established in 1982.
As we approach the end of 2012, it is perhaps appropriate to reflect on the milestones achieved in the aluminium packaging recycling industry this decade – a decade that began with Alupro celebrating 21 years of aluminium packaging recycling in the UK.
I like the title and theme of this column: Candid; it encompasses mine and my company’s ethos perfectly.
Since the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is approaching its 75th anniversary next year, I’ve been reviewing the organisation’s old records to get a greater appreciation of its history and the challenges CMI’s members faced back then.
It’s rare these days for one’s career to remain on one path or in one industry.
I have been chief executive of BAMA since March of this year.
I set up Heat Food and Drink in 2010 as a vehicle to take over the unique Hotcan self-heating meal product.
When we tell someone we’ve just met about what we do, we’re usually met with the same initial reaction, ‘Wow, I had no idea there was so much to making a can’, followed shortly after with, ‘How did you get into that?’
As with many of us in this business, I didn’t consciously seek it out – it found me.