Shelf-life packaging specialist Caspak Australia has appointed Greg Roberts as the new Australian CEO.
With a background predominantly in growing and managing teams in the textile industry, Roberts has extensive experience in supply chain, sourcing and manufacturing in Asia, and leading acquired businesses.
Bryce Hickmott, Caspak founding managing director, said, “After running the business for 30 years I'm witnessing a really exciting time for the packaging industry, one where we have the opportunity to have great impact through innovation.”
“With new technology and materials becoming available I’m keen to focus my efforts on product development and evolution. And, bringing someone of Greg’s calibre onto the team means I can turn my attention fully to development of our sustainability and new product initiatives,” Hickmott said.
This appointment is more than simply handing over the reins, a statement from Caspak said. Having a fresh pair of eyes with a new perspective will also provide support and direct their soon-to-be-released product and operational initiates.
Roberts said there are many overlaps in his experience in the textile industry.
“I’m looking forward to working with the Caspak team, learning more about our impact in the industry and how we can collaborate and take the company to the next level by building on the solid base that Bryce has created over the past 30 years,” he said.
“I’ve always had an interest in the food industry and the complexities of the supply chain so this will be a great opportunity for me to formalise that interest.”
Roberts began his tenure at the Caspak’s Braeside facility while construction continues on the new premises in Mordialloc, set to open in the next six weeks.
Hickmott said he and those at Caspak are passionate about changing the way our company and society in general impacts our planet
“This appointment will help us to cement the new direction we as a group have charted for the company, at the same time as allowing me to explore our future impact on the industry with sustainability front and centre of our thinking,” he said.
Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, Roberts will meet most of his new team via video conferencing with a full company in-person meet and greet once restrictions are lifted.