New Face on the SPA Committee...

10th January 2017

We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Neil Osment from NOA to the Executive Committee of the Sheet Plant Association. Neil replaces Raj Bhardwaj as Supplier Representative on the Committee and he will be working hard with and for our Supplier Members ensuring the SPA delivers value to them.

Before NOA, Neil had a successful 25 year career in the packaging industry working for multi-national Paper, Print & Plastics businesses (inc. LINPAC/DSSP, Alcoa, SCA & Smurfit-Kappa). These were at European Sales Director, Commercial Director & General Manager level. Achievements included:-

  • Leading a national sales team focussed on winning “blue-chip” customers & successfully gained 9 major, on-going FMCG clients. Increased sales by +£10m.
  • Turning around a business from major losses (-£1m) to profit through a cultural change programme.
  • Driving an operational system to develop factory efficiencies & deliver on-going continuous improvements. Increased manufacturing output by £7m.
  • Leading several teams to achieve successful change projects (e.g. Print Capabilities Investment, Warehouse re-organisation, and a Major Capital Installation).

NOA was formed in 2004 and offers packaging customers Coaching, Marketing and Research services to the Packaging Industry. NOA deal with regional, UK and European packaging customers offering a blend of these services as part of a co-ordinated “ring of support” for these companies.

Neil Osment

" I am delighted to have been selected to serve on the SPA Committee, and believe that my personal credibility and standing in the Industry will support the SPA and its members very well….." confirms Mr. Osment.

Tim Gray SPA Chairman says " We would like to thank Raj for his valuable contribution to the SPA Exec over the years and wish Neil well in fulfilling his new role."