Ravenwood Packaging has appointed Sam Aloschi as Asia-Pacific managing director. He will be managing business operations in this region.
Aloschi brings more than 24 years’ experience with a proven track record in the food packaging sector to Ravenwood in joining the company’s Board of Directors. Previously, he was head of site for Retail Ready Operations in the Coles Group, and prior to this, he was the national retail manufacturing manager at Coles. Aloschi has also held the position of general manager of operations at Beak & Johnson and, prior to this, he was general manager of operations at Peters Meats.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Aloschi will lead the delivery of Ravenwood’s growth plans in the Asia-Pacific region, supporting its linerless and pack inspection distributor network, through an increasingly challenging supply chain environment.
Aloschi said: ‘It’s a huge honour to have been appointed Asia-Pacific managing director at Ravenwood, especially at such an exciting time for the company. We are beginning to see a marked increase in linerless, especially in Australia. With strong foundations for this growth, I am confident that we can continue to build on this success and drive our strategic vision forward.’
Business operations in Australia reflect that of the UK headquarters, with machinery sales, spare parts and service. Sales is headed up by MD, Sam Aloschi and sales manager, Bob Elvin with spare parts and service, covered by customer support manager, Ian Towsey and service engineer, Bob Towsey.
Ravenwood has two linerless label distributors based in Australia; Hally Labels, located in Queensland and LMA (Label Manufacturers Australia) based in Melbourne, both offer print facilities.
Paul Beamish, founder and UK based MD, said: ‘It is with great pleasure that I can announce the opening of our Ravenwood subsidiary in Australia. I am thrilled that Sam Aloschi, with his many years of experience in the Australian food industry, will be heading up this new team. It is our aim to better service the Australian and New Zealand market place, and our key customers. The investment shown by our print partners Hally Labels in Brisbane and LMA in Melbourne, in our Ravenwood Coaters and approved materials, is bringing dividends to the quality and choice of linerless labels available to run on Ravenwood applicators. To add to this, with a dedicated Ravenwood Australia for sales of new and preloved machines, parts and consumables, along with Ravenwood factory trained and supported engineers, it completes the Ravenwood “Circle of Linerless”. This all-inclusive support system guarantees complete confidence when investing in a Ravenwood system.’
Ravenwood is constantly striving to improve its linerless standards, for creating more accurate and sustainable labeling solutions. The company has just launched its own brand of thermal ribbon with speed and quality of print being the two main key performance indicators. In addition to the ribbon, the company has just added two new label materials to its approved materials list. After extensive testing, the Yupo, RWU130 white film product and Antalis’ black label, both materials are exclusive to Ravenwood and provide further example of the company’s ongoing development to best support its linerless solution, and printer partners.