Our Team | Food Processing & Packaging | tna Solutions
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our team

TNA’s strength lies in our teamwork – every one of us works together to serve our customers to the highest possible standards. Our professional attitudes and dedication to teamwork enables us to deliver the solutions our customers need.

This commitment to the customer is the core belief that drives everyone at tna, from our management team through to every single one of our valued team members all over the world.

Below, meet the members of our executive team…

Alf Taylor - Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

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Alf Taylor - Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Alf Taylor, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of tna, has nearly 40 years experience in the food packaging industry.A graduate of Mechanical Engineering at University of New South Wales, Alf joined Arnotts Biscuits as a packaging Engineer in 1976. By 1980, aged just 29, he was managing the entire Arnotts Snack Foods manufacturing site in Smithfield, NSW.In 1982 Alf set up tna as consulting engineers to the food packaging industry.

In 1983, frustrated by the complex, slow and inefficient bag-making machines then used throughout the industry, he made the decision to go into equipment manufacture and set about developing a Vertical Form Fill and Seal (VFFS) system that would increase productivity and reduce waste for his clients. The first of these systems, the tna robag, redefined performance standards for VFFS systems, and quickly established tna as a global player in the packaging industry.

Today robag is the best-selling VFFS system in the world and tna now markets a wide range of products and services to provide integrated turn-key packaging and processing solutions to its valued customers around the globe.

Nadia Taylor - Director and Co-founder

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Nadia Taylor - Director and Co-founder

Nadia is the founder who encouraged and persisted with establishing the company, having started from her kitchen at home with a dream. With no tertiary education, but a determination to work hard and never give up, she was instrumental in developing the business globally. In 1992 she was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Nadia is active in the strategy and running of the business. Her role encompasses Public Relations, Business Development, building tna’s Global Customer Relationship, as well as the management of tna’s extensive philanthropic program.

Nadia’ s working life commenced working in an engineering based company followed by 10 years in the snack food industry prior to establishing tna.

Thiago Roriz - Chief Operations Officer

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Thiago Roriz - Chief Operations Officer

Thiago is responsible for implementing TNA’s business strategies and optimising global operational capabilities. Through his role in the company’s leadership, he provides management and vision to meet short-term and long-term objectives.

Thiago works with key members of the executive management team to formulate policies and a company culture that strengthens operational efficiencies and generates revenue.

He has been with TNA for nearly 11 years and has held several roles in multiple locations globally, before taking on the mantle of Chief Operating Officer. He is passionate about engaging with customers to understand their strategic business objectives and conceptualising solutions aligned to help them meet, and exceed their goals.

Ron Camilleri - Chief Manufacturing Officer

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Ron Camilleri - Chief Manufacturing Officer

In his role as Chief Manufacturing Officer, Ron is focussed on process improvement and quality control with an objective of achieving lean manufacturing. His philosophy embodies a collaborative approach with tna’s global engineering centres to drive change for long-term manufacturing sustainability.

Having worked with leading Japanese manufacturers, early on in his career, Ron began his journey with tna in 2010 as Production Manager. Later, he brought in his expertise and insights into tna’s China and UK manufacturing facilities as General Manager, before progressing into his current role.

Raj Singh - Group Aftermarket & Services Manager

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Raj Singh - Group Aftermarket & Services Manager

Raj leads tna’s aftermarket customer services globally, with a focus on boosting standards in customer care. He is at the forefront of tna’s commitment to provide world-class technical support and aftermarket care for our customers globally.

With over 20 years of experience in managing customer service and operations networks, Raj is a proven change leader and facilitator. Armed with Electrical Engineering and Business administration qualifications, Raj has proven success in the healthcare and food industries with business development, process management and systems implementation skills. Service excellence is at the core of his professional philosophy that is committed to ensuring ‘Customers for life’.

Robert (Bob) Fritz - Chief Business Development Officer

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Robert (Bob) Fritz - Chief Business Development Officer

Bob Fritz has been a part of the tna team since 1989 and has over 30 years of experience in the industrial equipment and food and packaging industries, including roles at General Motors Holden, APD Snack Foods and running his own industrial design and service business.

Having started with tna in technical support, Bob was an early contributor to the development of tna and its products and has become an integral part of tna’s global executive team. Bob supports the company’s ambitious growth plans by focusing on the strategic development tna’s business plans, fostering key industry relationships and identifying new business opportunities.

Erwin Mulders - Chief Financial Officer

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Erwin Mulders - Chief Financial Officer

Erwin is responsible for managing the day-to-day finance and IT operations for tna.

As part of his role, Erwin will ensure that consolidated financial reports are produced on a monthly basis and that any variations from the prior year are explained. In addition to his financial duties, he’s also tasked with setting up the right IT structure for tna globally, as we continue to grow and our needs continue to expand.

With more than 25 years of experience and a Masters in Business Economics, one of Erwin’s key strengths includes building and creating highly motivated teams and building reporting structures from scratch. He developed this strength as well as his other financial skills while working for big names like Price Waterhouse, Mattel Toys and Nutricia, before joining tna.

Marianne Dsouza - Chief People & Culture Officer

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Marianne Dsouza - Chief People & Culture Officer

Marianne Dsouza is responsible for the planning, creation and implementation of all People & Culture strategies globally including providing operational and generalist human resource guidance, advice & support to our global teams. She has nearly 23 years of Human Resource Management experience, where she started off her career from an HR management trainee to a senior HR practitioner and now contributing to tna as a trusted HR business advisor.

Prior to joining tna, Marianne occupied various Human Resources positions within several global organisations and brings her diverse industry knowledge in having worked for companies like Axalta Coating Systems – Australia (Previous Dupont) , RS Components – Australia, Canon – Australia & HSBC – Middle East.

Marianne is a CAHRI from the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) & has a Master’s Degree in HR from Pune University, India.

Mick Campbell - Chief Information Officer

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Mick Campbell - Chief Information Officer

Mick is an internationally experienced CIO of 20+ years, having predominantly worked in Australia and the UK. He recently took up the role of CIO at tna Solutions having worked across various industries at an executive level.

Mick takes a strategic approach to the advancement of IT within organisations, concentrating on the people, process, and technology relationships, without neglecting the operational imperative.  He specialises in IT leadership, user-centred information systems, IT security, and removing the complexity around IT.

Mick can reference many achievements in the IT arena, but at tna Solutions, he is looking to exploit technologies to enhance efficiencies throughout the organisation as well to improve customer outcomes.

Mick is a Certified IT Professional and a graduate of the AICD. He holds Board positions with St John Ambulance (NSW), the Coast To Kosci Ultramarathon and the Krazy Kosci Klimb. He holds a BSc Degree in Computing Science, Mathematics and Statistics and a BSc Diploma in Statistics, both attained from the University of Glasgow.

Peter Calopedis - Group Finance Manager

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Peter Calopedis - Group Finance Manager

Peter oversees and controls the financial planning and activities of tna, focusing on increased profitability through the efficient use of resources. Peter brings nearly 20 years of financial expertise across many industries, including foods and manufacturing.

Before joining tna, Peter served as both Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a group of trading companies specializing in food manufacturing, processing, and distribution. In these roles, he was instrumental in making company acquisitions and financial turnaround toward profitability.

Deane White - Group Project Manager

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Deane White - Group Project Manager

Deane works with our project teams globally to develop and ensure projects are managed in a world class manner and methodology.

This is to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction pertaining to scope, time and cost of all projects.

A mechanical engineer by profession, Deane’s career spans 25 years of project management globally in both beverages as well as snacks and foods and also as engineering manager in South African food, snacks and beverage production plants.

Deane started with TNA in the MENA region as a Senior Project Manager in October 2020 and was promoted to Group Project Manager in July 2022. Deane has been involved in World Class Manufacturing and Total Productive Maintenance since 1992 and keeps up to date with both believing in the philosophy that if you fail to plan you might as well plan to fail.

Eric Geling - Chief Sales Officer

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Eric Geling - Chief Sales Officer

Eric leads the TNA sales team globally across all the product groups to develop tailor-made solutions that are both, relevant and effective to key market trends and their challenges. His innovative business and engineering approach is at the core of his inclusive leadership style to ensure innovative solutions are delivered that help TNA customers to succeed.

Eric carries with him over 3 decades of in-depth understanding of the food processing and packaging industry landscape to drive enhanced engagement with potential and existing TNA customers.

Bindu Panicker - Group Marketing Manager

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Bindu Panicker - Group Marketing Manager

Felipe Larrota - Group Information Technology Manager

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Felipe Larrota - Group Information Technology Manager

As the Group Information Technology Manager at TNA solutions Pty Ltd, I lead the IT strategy, operations, and delivery for a global leader in food processing and packaging solutions. With over 20 years of experience in ICT, I have a proven track record of delivering integrated, agile, and cost-effective IT solutions that support the business goals and customer needs across diverse markets and regions.

My core competencies include managing complex IT projects, optimizing workplace environments, implementing cloud-based platforms, automating business processes, and enhancing service delivery. I also have extensive experience in working with start-up and scale-up ventures, as well as large multinational organizations, where I have successfully led IT transformations and enabled business growth and innovation. I am passionate about building high-performance teams, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, and leveraging the latest technologies to create value and competitive advantage for TNA solutions and its stakeholders.

Elwyn Cope - Group Product Development Manager

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Elwyn Cope - Group Product Development Manager

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