Packaging Scotland


KM Packaging hire new senior staff

Nigel Down and John Shipley

Nigel Down and John Shipley

KM Packaging Services has announced the appointment of two new senior members of staff.

John Shipley has been appointed as business development manager and Nigel Down as technical services manager.

The pair have over 50 years of packaging industry experience between them, which they will be bringing to their new roles. John will be taking responsibility for some existing UK and export customers while helping the business’s international growth. Nigel will provide technical support to both the company’s sales team and customers, particularly with new product development and applications.

KM director, Charles Smithson, said, “Both John and Nigel were attracted to KM’s extensive product portfolio and especially our reputation for a technically-focused approach to global markets, and we are delighted to add their expertise to our team.

“KM is constantly investing in new product innovation; John and Nigel’s significant combination of commercial experience is already impacting positively on KM’s development programme and we can’t wait to see how their input will enable us to make the most of new opportunities going forward.”