EFIA Board Members
Members of the EFIA board voluntarily join us from across the printed packaging industry. Currently the board includes volunteers from pre press companies, photopolymer plate providers, national and international print groups, adhesive products and ink suppliers. To assist the current team we are always looking for new members who will contribute to a wide array of projects aimed at the commercial, technical and educational development of the flexographic print process.
Andy Young - Chairman
Andy is the Technical Services Manager for DS Smith Speciality Packaging, Belper.
Andy has been associated with flexography since the late 1980s and as you can imagine has seen immense change in the process over this time. Most of the top brands are now choosing flexography as part of their print portfolio. Going forward training will play a major role in underpinning the bright future this print process has to offer.
+44 (0)7876 446635
Neil Jones - EFIA Vice Chairman
Neil is the Managing Director of Bobst UK & Ireland and Scandinavia.
Neil joined the Board of Directors of EFIA in 2012 and is currently Vice Chairman of the organisation and responsible for launching the new improved EFIA Academy where students can gain knowledge in all aspects of Flexo process.
Neil trained as an engineer who began his career at Bobst as a Field Service Technician in 1988 before becoming an instructor for corrugated flat bed die cutters and sheet fed Flexo presses in 1993.
In 1996 Neil became the UK Service Manager before moving on to become the President of Bobst Group Japan in 2006.
After a successful 5 years in Asia, Neil returned to the UK with his family to take responsibility for the UK and Scandinavian markets, where he is overseeing the growth and development of BOBST Services.
+44 (0)7712 877488
Debbie Waldron-Hoines - Managing Director
Debbie has an Honours Degree in French Language and Literature and an MBA.
Debbie has worked in the printing and packaging industry for a number of years starting in labels at Harlands of Hull, moving to reprographics at Gilchrist Brothers and finally to run the D S Smith Pre Print at Clay Cross until 2000.
In 2001 Debbie established Avant-Tout, a specialist consultancy business within the print and packaging industry. Avant-Tout has helped businesses both in the UK and France. She is also a founder and Director of Women In Packaging UK Ltd. - an initiative to connect, support and recognise the contribution of female employees in the UK packaging industry.
+44 (0)7970 626412
Keith Hullah - EFIA Non Executive Director
Keith is Group Print Development Manager for the Inspirepac SmurfitKappa.
Based out of the Wetherby site, Keith has over 25 years experience working with state-of-the-art presses in the corrugated industry, most recently the installation of the Bobst Masterflex L followed by the Gopfert HBL at the Wetherby site. The site was previously owned by Mondi and before that Safepack Ltd. Keith also has vast experience in die-cutting and gluing but his main focus is print. Working alongside the sales team he helps manage customer’s expectations when converting litho to flexo.
+44 (0)7887 513307
Sally-Anne Heaford - EFIA Finance Director
Sally-Anne is Managing Director at JM Heaford Limited.
An Economics graduate, Sally-Anne had a career in finance in London and the Middle East before returning to Manchester and a family business. With 10 years at JM Heaford Ltd, a supplier of flexo mounting and proofing machines for over three decades and in over 100 countries, she has had an extensive insight into our industry. She and JM Heaford are enthusiastic to support all aspects of EFIA’s operations.
+44 (0)7818 403314
Andy Wilson - EFIA Director
Andy Wilson is the Group Colour Manager for Coveris UK Food & Consumer, working across board, labels & film.
After studying design (specialising in packaging), Andy worked in several creative agencies covering a broad spectrum of work, before moving to Leeds in 1997 to join the InTouch Group (now Matthews Brand Solutions). Whilst at Matthews, he developed a passion for colour maths / theory to help with the prediction of ink on press. In 2011 Andy joined ASDA to help control their own label packaging across a diverse range of materials and print processes before leaving in May 2014 to work for Coveris. He currently lives near Leeds with his wife Joy and 3 children. A keen cyclist whose hobbies also include wood-working, technology and Lego building (with the children!).
+44 (0)7919 417733
Joanna Stephenson - EFIA Marketing Director
Joanna is the Managing Director of PHD Marketing & Strategy Ltd.
Joanna joined the Board of Directors of EFIA in 2010 and is currently Marketing Director responsible for the promotion of the Association and Flexography across the media and digital landscape.
Graduating in 1992 from UMIST in Manchester, Joanna has worked across the print, plastics and packaging industries for over 25 years. Most recently she held the role of Vice President of Marketing & Innovation on the board of LINPAC and prior to that European Marketing Director at Sun Chemical and Global Films Product Director at Dow Chemical.
In 2014, Joanna launched an award winning marketing services business, which handles communications requirements of a range of print and packaging companies in the UK, Europe and Middle East.
Joanna is also a founder and director of Women in Packaging UK - an initiative to connect, support and recognise the contribution of female employees in the UK packaging industry and is a non-executive director of leading specialty chemical distribution group, Cornelius Group Plc.
+44 (0)7825 421004
Dean Stanford - EFIA Director
Dean is Flexo Development Manager for the Amcor Fresh Dairy and Capsules Cluster.
Dean has over 27 years experience working in the printing industry. Dean has experienced first-hand the technological improvements from both machine manufacturers equipment that service our industry. Dean is keen to support the new EFIA agenda and deliver true benefits to all members.
+44 (0)7970 543810
Bernard Catterall - Events Director
Bernard is retired and continues to represent Windmöller and Hölscher on the EFIA Board.
Bernard has been involved in the printing industry for 50 years. He started as a flexographic printer and later moved into management. For the last 20 years he has represented Windmöller and Hölscher in the UK and has been a long standing EFIA board member with a strong interest in education and training. He retired from Wantzen in 2011.
+44 (0)7740 405486
Mike Adams - EFIA Director
Mike is Operations Manager for The Interflex Group in Sunderland and joined the EFIA Board of Directors in 2016.
Mike has worked in the print industry since 1983. He started off as a flexographic printer with Deeside Packaging in Stonehaven and took on several roles over the years within Sidlaw, Danisco and Amcor.
After 9 years as Print Manager at Amcor Venus in Ilkeston, Mike moved back to Scotland to take up the role of Manufacturing Manager at S&R Gravure in Livingston.
In 2009 Mike parted company with Amcor and joined the Interflex Group to take up his current position.
+44 (0)191 5011750
Phil Perrin - EFIA Director
Phil is Business Development Manager at Skymark Packaging.
He came into the trade as a trainee print assistant at Viking Packaging in 1978, and still considers himself an enthusiastic pupil, albeit a little older! Career highlights include Gold award for Cropac in the 2008 FTA for outstanding technical achievement and at Reflex, best in show 2014 EFIA.
Having experienced and utilised many of the myriad of technological advances since those early days, he still enjoys searching for, challenging, and evaluating the next one.
At home he is happily married with three teenage boys.
+44 (0)7715 377082
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