Mercian Labels has appointed Martin Dallas as its new non-executive chairman, following the planned retirement of current chairman Dennis Marrison.
Marrison has served on the board of the UK label printer since 2008 following a career building premier brands in manufacturing, including Hamilton Acorn. He will be succeeded by Dallas, previously CEO at Advanced Coated Products.
Dallas has extensive and broad packaging experience, having worked in a variety of senior roles at Cadbury Schweppes, followed by seven years with Amcor, firstly as commercial director and later leading the transformation of the fresh food market categories. For this, he closely with retailers and major brand owners to deliver sustainable, creative and cost-effective packaging throughout Europe and the Americas.
Dallas then moved on to Payne, a division of Filtrona. By February 2014, he was leading the Specialty Technology business of the rebranded Essentra. He was responsible for creating a global transformational strategy, before taking up the leadership of Advanced Coated Products.
Adrian Steele, Mercian Labels managing director, said: ‘We are very excited by Dallas’ appointment. With a huge range of experience in the packaging industry, he is ideally suited to take Mercian to the next phase of its development as a world-class manufacturer and supplier of labels and packaging solutions. Coinciding with its 50th anniversary, Mercian’s strategic growth plan will be much enhanced with the knowledge and expertise that Dallas has to offer.’