Altrincham, UK – JM Heaford, industry-leading supplier of proofing and mounting solutions for the labels, packaging and decorative markets, has appointed David Muncaster to the new role of Director of Operations and Business Development. Muncaster brings an extensive background in multiple print sectors with specific expertise in process improvement and strategic product development.
Most recently EMEA Director of Packaging Development for Goss International, Muncaster has worked in the printing industry for 30 years in a variety of engineering and customer-facing roles encompassing production control, project management, procurement and sales. The new position at Heaford allows him to combine all disciplines in his broad remit to deliver continuous capability and productivity improvements for customers.
Drawing on his considerable market knowledge and manufacturing process expertise, Muncaster will direct product development in line with emerging trends and technical advancements. “The key to success will be in identifying those developments with the potential to make a substantial difference to our customers’ businesses and then innovating our own offering quickly and efficiently,” explains Muncaster. “This is both the challenge and the charm of the role. With an already vast installed base, as well as prospective new customers in all market segments, it presents the opportunity to make a contribution to the ongoing success of a highly-respected British brand.”
With over 4,000 proofing and mounting machines installed in more than 110 countries, Heaford’s extensive range of solutions has become an industry benchmark for the gravure and flexographic sectors since the company’s establishment in 1983. According to Managing Director, Sally-Anne Heaford, while the company has a solid base and significant market penetration, the appointment of Muncaster recognises the speed of change in these industries today: “A new dedicated resource focused exclusively on enhancing operational efficiency and forward-thinking developmental improvements will benefit our company and most importantly our customers. With his proven record in commercial and technical roles, as well as his open approach and keen attention to detail, we are certain that David will be able to fulfil his new responsibilities while preserving the Heaford hallmark of excellence.”