Sihl has appointed Grace Engebretsen as its new sales and business development manager in the US.

In her previous positions in the area of sales and business development at Avery Dennison, Zip-Pak, and Innovia Films, Sihl noted that Ms Engebretsen gained ‘valuable experience in the flexible packaging industry’, and is regarded in the industry as an, ‘experienced professional, problem solver and innovation driver with extensive contacts.’

At Sihl, her focus will be on accelerating the business unit’s development in the American market, combined with building the Sihl Artysio brand.

Ronny Kunze, director, of global sales and business development packaging, at Sihl, said, ‘Grace will give a further boost to the expansion of the Sihl Group’s Artysio packaging division in North America, and provide customers in the flexible packaging sector with competent on-site support in the form of customised solutions and professional advice.’

Further, Sihl has expanded the range of services for its Artysio packaging division is the US, meaning customers can now be supplied more quickly from the company’s site in Fiskeville, Rhode Island, and supported locally.