UK-based sustainable packaging company Transcend Packaging has appointed Ashley Kindred as its company secretary and Terry Dawson as key account manager.

The two new appointments have over 50 years of experience combined working with brands such as PWC, Panasonic and Coveris.  

Mr Kindred previously held the position of company secretary and general manager of IT and finance for 25 years at Panasonic Manufacturing UK in Cardiff and has recently come out of retirement to join Transcend.

Prior to his role at Panasonic, he worked within the manufacturing consulting team at PWC for five years. His main focus was consulting on long term projects within major blue-chip clients ranging from water utilities, projects with key government departments and systems implementation within the insurance sector.

At the same time, Mr Dawson joins the team as key account manager, having previously worked with Coveris as its national account manager for six years. Terry brings with him over 20 years packaging industry experience spanning both distribution and manufacturing, and an in-depth understanding of what makes an innovative and sustainable packaging solutions business tick.

Mr Kindred said, ‘Right now is a truly exciting time for Transcend Packaging. In such a short amount of time the team have already achieved so much, firmly establishing themselves as a widely respected and well-known voice in the world of sustainability. The potential is massive, and as we continue to grow and develop, I have no doubt we will become true industry leaders. I am delighted to be joining a team of passionate and dedicated professionals, all working towards a common goal continuing to evolve packaging to be as harmless to the planet as possible.’

Mr Dawson added, ‘Businesses are thinking about how they can be more sustainable – and for many product-led companies, packaging is an obvious steppingstone to a more sustainable future. By combining my 20 plus years of experience with that of the existing Transcend team, I have no doubt we’ll be able to help many businesses, both in the UK and globally, make the important switch to recyclable and compostable materials.’