Birmingham, United Kingdom (7th July, 2014): Global packaging solutions specialist, tna, announces the promotion of James Hosford to the new position of European director of sales. James will assume responsibility for the commercial operations in Europe, Russia & CIS, Israel and North Africa with an international sales team, operating from both Birmingham, United Kingdom and Wettringham, Germany, following the opening of the tna Central Europe GmbH office. This move is the latest in a series of initiatives to show tna’s ongoing commitment to support its customers in Europe.

Since joining tna in 2004, James has held a number of key roles, most recently as European sales manager. During this time, he successfully grew the European sales team and assisted customers in finding the best possible packaging and processing solutions to suit their needs.

Commenting on his appointment, James said: “I’m delighted to accept the role of European Director of Sales. It’s the perfect platform to share my experience and expertise in the packaging and processing industry and help tna further expand and consolidate our operations in Central Europe. I’m looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead.”

Michael Green, managing director, tna, adds: “With more than ten years of experience at tna Europe, James has gained valuable knowledge of our products, customers and the markets we serve. For this reason, he is the ideal candidate to head up our sales team there and we’re confident he will continue to build strong customer relationships in the region.”

For more information on tna’s comprehensive range of food packaging solutions, integration expertise, and controls and integration solutions, visit James can also be contacted directly at [email protected].