MPMA appoints new technical & regulatory affairs manager

Packaging technologist, Stuart Falconer, has joined the MPMA as technical & regulatory affairs manager to provide technical and legislative support to members, not least as the UK’s exit from the European Union looms and a raft of packaging related regulations, including DRS, make their way through Government.

Falconer brings wide experience of packaging technologies, most recently as a senior development chemist with API group, where his role included customer-facing regulatory compliance issues, and quality and environmental systems auditing. Other roles spanning quality and technical services and technical development included a period as metal decorating technologist with metal packaging company, Metalbox (now Crown Holdings) at Wantage in the late eighties, early nineties.

“We are delighted to welcome Stuart to MPMA. Working with various governmental, non-governmental and industry bodies, and communicating directly with and through MPMA committees to members, he will help forge a clear path ahead on what are complex and challenging issues for our sector,” said Robert Fell, CEO and director of MPMA.

“Stuart brings a wealth of highly relevant experience at a time of unprecedented change, not solely down to the immediate implications of Covid19, but also with the impact of new trading agreements being negotiated with our European partners, and new legislation relating to sustainability and climate change.”

Falconer added: “The MPMA has a long and distinguished reputation for supporting its members in both good and more challenging times. I very much look forward to helping the sector navigate through these new and uncharted waters.”

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