Skymark, a UK-based independent flexible packaging manufacturer, has named Barry Bleasdale as its new sales and marketing director.
Formerly sales and marketing director at Pulse Flexible Packaging, Bleasdale joins Skymark with over 30 years of experience in flexible packaging sales and sales management roles, including 13 years as sales director for Printpack’s European business prior to its sale to Pulse.
Paul Neath, Skymark director said: ‘A sales director of his caliber is critical to driving our growth strategy. We’ve made significant investments in our operations in recent months and are excited about the opportunities that are open to us in a wide range of existing and new markets. Barry has the technical and commercial expertise to deliver our plans and we’re looking forward to working with him.’
Bleasdale added: ‘The business is very well invested with excellent film extrusion, print and lamination capabilities. Skymark has a great reputation for quality, service and technical competence providing the basis to serve both the food and non-food sectors. The additional investment program initiated in 2017, to be delivered this year, extends our capabilities further and provides a tremendous opportunity for Skymark to enhance our customer and product base to help achieve our growth ambitions.’