Self-adhesive label manufacturer Interket UK has strengthened its management team at its Whaley Bridge facility as a part of its growth strategy that utilizes the advancements in both flexo and digital print technologies.
The company has appointed Simon Burge as the new production manager. Burge has a strong technical print knowledge, with previous roles and experience in production, operational and technical management positions for Sparkprint / SE Labels, Skanem UK and more recently at Reflex Labels.
He replaces Vince Hughes who will take up his new role as operations manager to support the growth of the business and for product development to enter into new markets.
Additionally, former sales and operations director Tim Pattison has been elevated to managing director for Interket UK after 25 years of service. This organizational change is part of the group’s strategy to develop all of its European manufacturing sites into a solution focused trend-setter.
In addition to the ‘bread and butter’ label printing service, the Danish-owned print group is developing dynamic and technological products. With the recent launch of ‘i-printed’, a multi-faceted security label that can be linked to smartphone device and the continued investment in several digital presses, Interket is poised for change.
Commenting on the new appointment, Tim Pattison said: ‘Simon joins us at a pivotal time in our business. His track record, technical knowledge and passion for continually raising the bar in print quality whilst achieving production efficiency will be a real asset to our management team.
‘I am aware of Simon’s industry success in color management projects delivered across many sites for Skanem. The ability to manage such a complex challenge did not go unnoticed.’
Burge added: ‘I am thrilled to join Tim and the team at Interket UK. The future vision for the group is mouth-watering, and I am keen to play a part in the UK contribution.’