RAP spearheads international growth with global senior appointments

RAP spearheads international growth with global senior appointments

As pioneers in food-to-go packaging, we have a rich history of gaining inspiration from markets across the world, which we’ve recently bolstered with four, new global appointments.

Carsten Vesper, formerly Head of Sales at ELLER foodPackaging GmbH, has joined us as Senior Director of Business Development in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and is based in Munich.

Emmanuelle Scoatariu, most recently Head of Sales in France for Finnish packaging manufacturer and supplier, Huhtamaki, joins us as Senior Director of Business Development in France and is based near Paris.

While, William Rogers, formerly of MeadWestvaco and Dunkin’ Donuts, has been appointed as our Senior Director of Business Development in the USA and is based in Boston.

And Nora Mariano, formerly of Glassolutions within the Saint-Gobain Group, joins us as UK Operations Manager. Nora is based with our senior management team at our London headquarters.

The new appointments build on our strong performance in 2014, in which we launched a range of market-leading products.

Our Modified Atmosphere (MA) Carton Wedge increased a single client’s sales by 60% and our HotRap™ Paper and Film Laminate was shortlisted in the UK Packaging Awards.

What’s more, our packaging is continuing to transform product performance, reduce packaging costs and extend shelf life for many of our clients.

For instance, our Softpack™ range offers an innovative packaging solution for a variety of chilled and hot foods. Examples within the range include HotRap™, which takes hot food-to-go from manufacture, to oven, display, and finally to the consumer, using a single piece of packaging, and HandRap™, a bespoke product offering complete flexibility to customers.

Graham Williams, Chief Executive of RAP, said: “We welcome Emmanuelle, Nora, Carsten and William to the RAP team. They bring diverse experience, creativity, and insight on the European and North American markets. RAP has a rich history of gaining inspiration from markets across the world and our success in 2014 has provided the perfect opportunity to strengthen our global presence, and take advantage of the strong foothold that we already have in these markets.”

Julian Money, Founder of RAP, said: “We plan to continue our global expansion in 2015, with product innovation once again the cornerstone of our growth. Food consumption markets continue to change at pace, enabling us to continue in our mission of challenging industry and consumer perceptions of what’s possible in packaging.”

Are you interested in joining our team? Contact us at info@rapuk.com to find out more about our current vacancies.

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