U.K.-based Eco Flexibles Names New General Manager

Eco Flexibles, a specialist in recyclable monopolymer flexible packaging, recently appointed a new general manager in an expansion of its operations team.

As general manager, David Smith joins the senior management team and will oversee day-to-day operations. Smith has more than two decades of experience in the paper-based and flexible packaging industries, according to a news release from Eco Flexibles, based in Northampton in the United Kingdom.

“The newly appointed role will see him ensuring that Eco Flexibles’ strategic goals are met through operational excellence and continuous improvement, delivering on the company’s vision for accessible circularity in flexible packaging,” according to the company.

Matt Francklow, director at Eco Flexibles, says the company works with customers to switch from mixed material flexible packaging to high-performance monopolymers.

“The rapid growth of the Eco Flexibles business shows that its approach to packaging sustainability is striking a chord with today’s brands,” Smith said in a statement. “With incoming legislation such as the U.K. Green Claims Code and extended producer responsibility on the horizon, life cycle assessments must be more extensive, and recyclability is understandably front of mind. However, Eco Flexibles takes a full end-to-end approach, taking the pressure and legwork away from in-house teams.”