Following the completion of CCL Industries acquisition of the Innovia Group of companies on the 28th February, it was announced that Wayne Middleton would assume the position of Managing Director of Innovia Films UK.
Innovia Films is a major producer of highly differentiated speciality Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films using a proprietary ‘bubble’ manufacturing process. It holds a leading global position in the markets for high performance coated films, tobacco overwrap, labels and security films. The Wigton, UK site is the largest, employing 600 people.
Wayne, 48, has worked for the company for 26 years, holding progressively important roles. His most recent of which were Global Leader, New Product and Market Development and Market Leader, Labels. Over this time he has developed a deep understanding of the company’s capabilities, customers, organisation and employees.
He will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, the profit and loss for the site and market penetration and growth of new products.
Wayne who holds a BSc. Hons in Chemistry is married with one daughter. He expressed his delight “I am very pleased to be recognised in this way and look forward to taking the business forward with the support of a very talented team and a committed workforce.”