Parkside strengthens UK team with new Operations Director

Specialty packaging solutions provider, Parkside, has announced a major change to its executive team structure, with the appointment of Alan Morrisroe as UK Operations Director.

In his new position, Morrisroe will be responsible for improving Health & Safety, Quality Control and Process efficiencies at the Normanton, West Yorkshire, site through new operational process, standard work, workflow, design and implementation.

With more than 40 years’ experience in manufacturing, predominantly in packaging including 23 years at production management level, Morrisroe will also be accountable for contributing to Parkside’s overall business growth strategy.

Reporting directly to Parkside Managing Director, Nick Smith, Morrisroe has nine years’ experience in direct continuous improvement roles, implementing lean principles, achieving Lean Sigma Black Belt status in 2008.

Smith said: “With his considerable experience in manufacturing and process improvement, Alan will drive Parkside’s UK operations to the next stage of growth. His leadership in manufacturing excellence will help improve our operational output, both in efficiencies and performance, and further bolster our position in the industry as a specialty packaging provider.”

Morrisroe previously worked at Eaton Corporation, formerly Cooper Lighting & Safety, for seven years in various manufacturing roles. More recently as Senior Operations Manager, he has overseen an extensive number of operations projects at Eaton. With expertise in driving and mentoring improvement teams, Morrisroe has an outstanding record of achieving results, including championing the restructure of the mains lighting assembly and press areas into value streams, focusing on quality cost delivery.

Speaking about his recent move to Parkside, Morrisroe said: “I am thrilled to be back working within the packaging industry, having first started as a Print & Box Manufacturing apprentice at John Waddington in 1977. I am delighted to be joining Parkside at a very exciting time and to be part of developing the strategy and growth of the business going forward”.