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New MD for Polaris Plastics

Published 22nd June, 2016 by Neil Nixon

New MD for Polaris Plastics

Paul Wilkes, who joined Polaris Plastics as business development director in November 2013, has been appointed managing director. With a strong track record in both sales and team management, Wilkes has worked in the away from home sector since 1993. This has included senior roles in Georgia Pacific, Europackaging, and Bunzl Retail Supplies.

“Polaris Plastics is a strong business becoming stronger, which we have demonstrated by delivering double digit growth for the past 18 months,” said Wilkes. “My focus will continue to be on growth with our existing and new customers. The opportunity to continue the growth and take the company forward is very exciting for the whole team and, of course, is very challenging. We all welcome and rise to the challenge. Our growth has been driven by our innovative approach, in particular the introduction of the eSack system last year. We're going to build on this success and, by working closely with our customers, we will extend our offer and product range so we can meet a wider range of their needs. Underpinning the sustainability of our growth are our relationships with our customers. David Garcia put them at the heart of our philosophy which will continue under my leadership. We are known for our service and flexibility and always aim to consistently exceeding the expectations of our customers. I will continue to put customers first, seeking their feedback so we can continue to evolve as a business and continuously improve. We aim always to be better tomorrow than we are today.”

David Garcia, chairman of Polaris Plastics, said: “In the time that Paul has been with us he has proved to be an excellent asset, and we look forward to his taking Polaris to another level. I will of course continue to support and advise Paul going forward.”