As part of the further expansion and development of its Systems range of cushioning machines and materials, Pregis Protective Packaging Europe has appointed Hamadi Ettarfass as Business Development Director for Systems.
Mr Ettarfass has extensive experience of the protective packaging industry having spent 12 years with Ranpak in a number of sales and development positions, most recently as Director International Accounts for Europe and Asia.
In his new role at Pregis, Mr Ettarfass will be responsible for driving the growth of the Systems range throughout Europe, including sales and service support and the development and implementation of new products and technology. As part of this focus on Systems, Pregis has already established a dedicated Centre of Excellence in Poland, expanded its sales force in key areas and created a technical support group. The company also offers a specialist consultation service to match customer requirements to the appropriate Pregis system.
"We are delighted to welcome Hamadi to Pregis," comments Peter Rijneveldshoek, President, Pregis Protective Packaging Europe.
"Our Systems range features cutting edge technology and offers huge benefits to end users. Hamadi’s experience and expertise will be key to maximising the potential for these products and delivering first class advice and support to our customers and distributors."
Pregis was the inventor and pioneer of air cushioning technology in the late 1990s. In the US, the company is market leader with sales in excess of $50 million. In addition to its Airspeed air cushioning range with a wide choice of equipment and films, Pregis also offers its Geospeed paper system, delivering crumpled, recyclable, renewable and biodegradable kraft paper at variable speeds of up to 70 inches per second. Pregis Systems are suitable for markets such as aerospace, automotive, books, computers, electronics, glass, household and industrial products, medical supplies and pharmaceutical.