Packing line solutions specialist Ishida Europe has appointed Mike Cairns as Sales Director, Core Products, to help drive the business on its next stage of international growth. He joins after 12 years with SPX Flow, where most recently he was Senior Sales Director, Indirect Sales at SPX Flow Food & Beverage.
Mike’s extensive experience in both sales and operational roles also includes 12 years with Rockwell Automation. His wide-ranging skill set covers sales leadership, global key account management, turnkey project development, and sales strategy creation and implementation, utilising both internal sales teams and third-party channels. He has in-depth knowledge of the food and beverage industry with several major multinationals in the sector, including Nestlé and Mondelēz, among his previous customers.
“I am delighted to be joining Ishida Europe,” comments Mike. “The company has a justifiably strong reputation for innovation and for the quality of its products and people. There are great opportunities for us to build further on this customer centric approach in the development of both existing and new markets.”
Mike has joined Ishida Europe following the retirement of Mike Heffernan.
“Mike Heffernan played a pivotal role in the success and growth of Ishida Europe from the very early days of the company’s formation,” comments Managing Director Dave Tiso. “We are very grateful for his huge contribution to the business and wish him a long and happy retirement.”
“We are now delighted to welcome another Mike to this important position. Mike Cairns’ comprehensive knowledge and skills will be invaluable in taking us to the next level of growth, focusing on sales and service excellence while anticipating and responding to the changing demands and requirements of global markets.”