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Faerch Plast appoints new Managing Director for UK business

09 June 2015

Simon Downward brings significant packaging industry, sales and senior management experience to key role.

Faerch Plast – leading European manufacturer of plastic packaging for the food industry – has announced the appointment of Simon Downward as its new Managing Director for the UK, with effect from 1 June 2015.

Simon will be responsible for further increasing focus on the organisational and operational development of the company’s rapidly growing UK business activities.

An MA graduate in Business Management, Simon brings in-depth packaging industry, sales and management experience to this key position having spent 16 years rising through the ranks at Smurfit Kappa. 

Prior to joining Faerch Plast, Simon was General Manager at the company’s Weston Super Mare site. Previous to this, he was Regional Sales Director of Smurfit Kappa South West and part of Smurfit Kappa UK – a division of Smurfit Kappa Group.

During his earlier career, Simon worked for other high profile packaging organisations including LINPAC Devizes and David S Smith.

Lars Gade Hansen, Faerch Plast A/S CEO, comments: “Faerch Plast is already highly successful and well established in the UK. A strong sales team backed by excellent supply chain management and a state-of-the-art plant in the North East means we are now ideally positioned to further expand our ambitions in this key market.

He continues: “Simon has considerable experience in growing businesses and I am very pleased he has joined our senior management team to lead this key phase of our business development strategy.”


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