Food and drink packaging supplier Aegg UK has created new key roles within the company after growth in its glass division.

Aegg has hired five key new staff to its team to meet increasing UK and export demand for its recyclable packaging, including glass bottles and jars.

The new members of staff includes two new sales managers, two glass technical managers and a facilities manager.

Chris Palmer, joins as UK Sales Manager, has worked within the UK glass industry for the last 22 years in sales, technical and operational roles.

Mr Palmer’s primary focus will be building upon Aegg’s range of glass packaging within the UK and will be working alongside start-ups to established household brands from retailers to food and drinks manufacturers.

Working alongside Mr Palmer is Technical Sales Manager, Mark Gaskin. With a degree in materials science specialising in glass and ceramics under his belt, Mr Gaskin brings with him 30 years’ experience in production, quality and technical services within the glass packaging industry.

Dean Hayes joins as Technical Manager. He will liaise with glass suppliers on technical and quality aspects, reviewing both the glass and packaging specification to ensure the products are fit for purpose in terms of dimensions and functionality.

He will also be involved in leading new product development with Aegg’s suppliers, sales team and customers.

Matthew Grant is hired as the Sales Manager for Scotland and Ireland, and will provide a solution-based range of packaging for customers in Scotland and Ireland, using business expertise to provide new and innovative bespoke packages.

And finally, Jack Coats will manage Aegg’s property portfolio, overseeing lease management, property maintenance and sourcing future additional sites.

All of the new employees will primarily work from either Aegg’s head offices in Andover and or its expanding manufacturing, warehousing and distribution hub in Eye, Suffolk, UK.