Antalis has appointed a new commercial director for its print, publishing, office and visual communications businesses. Simon Fisher takes over from Bruce Munro, who is retiring after almost 29 years with the business.
Munro - who will remain with the company until October to support the change - said: “Simon has worked for Antalis for over 18 years - having formerly spent ten years with James McNaughton - and has a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to bring to the role having previously advanced through the business in various sales positions, including regional business director and national sales director. He has demonstrated unquestionable dedication and passion for both the business and industry.”
Fisher said of his new appointment: “I am fully committed to building on the great initiatives, products and services we have in place for our customers. The new KPP (Kokusai Pulp and Paper) Group’s ownership, announced last year, brings both stability and future opportunities to Antalis, providing new levels of support from both existing and new suppliers. We are already benefitting from new investments as we continue to strengthen our position in various markets and plan for the future.
“Like most, Covid-19 has been our most significant challenge, but we have been able to introduce new products such as the innovative Coala Coversafe, an antimicrobial transparent film that eliminates up to 99.9% of viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19.”
He added: “One of our key areas of focus is our portfolio of sustainable products and services. This is an area where we will see more innovation and new products”.
Antalis recently launched its global initiative for more sustainable visual communications. The transition to eco-responsible sign and display materials includes the creation of a Green Star System™, a framework that considers key factors such as the type of raw material used and the recyclability at end-of-life for each product and attributes a grade from zero to five stars.