Aegg, the growing creative food packaging specialist with head offices in Andover, UK and suppliers to global brands, is welcoming five key new staff to its team to meet expanding UK and export demand for its PS, PET and PP food pots and bowls.
The key members of staff include a new sales director, customer service manager, production director, senior manufacturing engineer and a maintenance engineer. An additional team will be announced in 2018 in line with the production-ready date of Aegg’s new 60k sq feet manufacturing unit in Eye, Suffolk.
Aegg’s new sales director, Richard Drayson, brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked in the food industry since gaining a degree in Food Science, with his most recent role working for Annabel Karmel, the baby and toddler food business. Richard has spent his career working with UK and global retailers including Europe, the Middle East and Australia and will work with Aegg to deliver key sales objectives within the growing business.
Tonia Stewart, customer support manager, also has years of experience of working within the food industry, supporting both internal and external customers, including international retail customers. Tonia will be assisting Aegg’s growing sales team and will also be the main point of contact for miniAegg, the food packaging service aimed at customers requiring a range of Aegg’s off-the-shelf products in smaller quantities, from one box upwards.
Nigel Lawrence, Aegg’s production director, has spent over 38 years developing plastic packaging and devices for pharmaceutical and food applications in various technical roles, managing projects and processes from first concepts through to routine and ongoing production. Nigel is overseeing the development of the new manufacturing facility at Eye, Suffolk, which he says will be a ‘world class site to be proud of’.
Joining Nigel’s team is new senior manufacturing engineer, Tony Edwards, who has always worked in the plastics industry, specialising in plastic moulding technologies. Prior to joining Aegg, Tony worked as a new technology/ innovation engineer, introducing extrusion blow moulding technology and developing a prototype membrane used for venting baby feeding bottles. Tony is helping to set up Aegg’s new moulding and packaging facility at Eye in Suffolk. Mat Lawrence has also joined the team at Eye as maintenance engineer, assisting the team with the set-up and maintenance of the new manufacturing facility.
Aegg’s managing director, Jamie Gorman, said “We are experiencing continued growth within Aegg. This is due to several sizeable longterm turnkey projects we have taken on, combined with a growing export side of the business. Due to increasing demand for our services, we are investing in growing our team, providing further expertise, knowledge and experience to our customers, as well as additional production facilities, with our new UK manufacturing facility in Suffolk.”
Aegg is a specialist food and beverage plastics and glass packaging company. Aegg packaging can be found in premium shelves of major supermarkets and increasingly on in-flight meals. All Aegg’s packaging is manufactured at world class accredited production sites, in UK, Europe and elsewhere across the globe. This enables each packaging solution to be optimized for unit cost, production and delivery lead-times and technical expertise. Aegg offers both a catalogue of ‘off-the-shelf’ products as well as a turnkey project management service, with its own in-house design team, ideal for more bespoke or creative packaging. The new miniAegg service offers its off-the-shelf products available in smaller quantities from one box upwards.