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RPC bpi protec focuses on growth with new appointment

Darryl Roadnight

FLEXIBLE packaging manufacturer RPC bpi protec has made a new appointment as part of its focus on efficient growth.

The firm has announced the recruitment of Darryl Roadnight as general manager, protec North. Darryl will be responsible for RPC’s Bromborough, Winsford and Flint manufacturing sites.

Darryl joins the business from the International Automotive Components Group, where he was most recently held the role of plant manager. This followed roles within the group as site manager in China and Romania.

“This is an exciting time to join RPC bpi protec with its innovative and 100% recyclable ranges of flexible packaging solutions,” Darryl explained. “Much of my work over the past twenty years has been within the manufacturing sector and in my new role I will be able to use this experience to ensure that we deliver the operational efficiencies and sustainable products that our customers require.”

Darryl’s appointment follows that of Eric Roche to the role of general manager, protec South, in 2017. With six years’ experience within the group across varioud operational and management roles, Eric is overseeing improvements in the extrusion and print capability within the business and is responsible for BPI’s Hereford, Worcester and Romanian facilities.

Eric Roche

He said, “We have already made significant investment in our capability with the recent investment in label printing in Worcester. This has added to our product offering and is indicative of the approach we are taking to deliver value to our customers’ packaging requirements.”

Both roles report to David Lumley, managing director. He added, “With so many innovative projects and developments coming up this year for RPC bpi protec, it is essential we have the right management team in place. These two appointments reflect our focus on growth and I am extremely pleased to welcome Darryl alongside Eric, to ensure we have the necessary resources to meet the demands of both our existing and new packaging customers.”


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