The Publication For The Grocery Trade
Sales team boosted by new appointment and internal promotion

Fast growing and innovative design and packaging solutions group, Rapid Action Packaging (RAP), has appointed Jacqueline Ike as European Sales Manager. A talented linguist, Jacqueline has spent the largest part of her career in the food packaging sector, focusing primarily on international fast food customers.

Jacqueline began her career in food packaging with LINPAC Plastics, one of the largest food packaging companies in the UK. Operating worldwide, LINPAC specialises in plastic food containers for the retail and fast food sectors. From LINPAC, Jacqueline gained experience in paper products as Key Account Manager at SEDA UK Limited, the UK subsidiary of a privately owned Italian food packaging company.

In support of Jacqueline's appointment, RAP has promoted Briony Vernon. Briony will now take overall responsibility of RAP's account handling department whilst retaining her role as principal contact for RAP's overseas agents. Briony will work with Jacqueline with regard to RAP's international fast food customers.

RAP designs and manufactures Ergonomic, Economic and Environmentally Responsible packaging, namely, the award winning FFW (Flexible Food Wrap) and the Carton Sandwich Wedge. First in the field, RAP's patented products have revolutionised packaging for the Food on the move' market and been embraced by retailers and food manufacturers alike, as well as some of the major fast food chains. More recently, RAP has established a new division working with distributors providing solutions to the independent retail sector opening up another significant opportunity. RAP has also established manufacturing operations in South Korea and Malaysia, serving the markets of the Far East, important sales channels into continental Europe and a rapidly growing operation in South Africa.

Graham Williams, Chief Executive of RAP, said: "I am thrilled Jacqueline has decided to join RAP. She has a detailed knowledge, and wealth of experience, of the European fast food market, an enviable network of contacts and unparalleled language skills. Supported by Briony, I am confident that RAP is now in great shape to meet its ambitious European growth targets and continue to secure an increasing number of new business opportunities. 2008 is shaping up to be a very exciting year."

Jacqueline Ike, European Sales Manager of RAP, added: "Having worked in the fast food packaging sector most of my career, I am delighted to be joining such a dynamic and ambitious company. RAP has long proven its ability to deliver a range of environmentally sustainable packaging solutions to a large and rapidly growing customer base, across Europe and into the markets of sub-Saharan Africa and the Far East. I feel very fortunate to be joining in these exciting times and hope my experience will help to deliver our ambitious plans for growth."
Contact Information
For further information please contact:

Graham Williams CEO
Tel: 020 8392 8346