Aquapak appoints chief operating officer to support growth plans

Tom Barrett

AQUAPAK Polymers has appointed Tom Barrett as chief operating officer.

Based at the firm’s main manufacturing site in Birmingham, he will be responsible for supporting the expansion of Aquapak as it develops its portfolio of products and their applications.

Tom was director of operations at aerospace business, Sigma, for 15 years, and also spent six years at Rical Group. He has experience in the plastics sector as operations manager of WHS Plastics.

Mark Lapping, CEO of Aquapak, said, “Aquapak has enjoyed rapid growth and as our product development continues, the complexity of our supply chains and the number of partners we work with will increase. Tom has a fantastic track record of managing multi-site businesses and ensuring they operate efficiently and cost-effectively.  We welcome him to the team.”

Tom Barrett added, “Aquapak is an innovative business with a very exciting proposition in Hydropol which has been developed as an alternative to conventional plastics. I am pleased to be part of the growth journey and look forward to working with Mark and the team to help the business realise its full potential here in the UK and as it expands globally.”