Canadian Packaging

Rexam Appoints Malcolm Harrison Group Director Plastic Packaging

March 9, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Malcolm Harrison, Group Director Plastic Packaging, Rexam PLC.
Source: Photo courtesy of Rexam PLC

Rexam PLC, the world’s second largest consumer packaging group, has announced that Malcolm Harrison has been named as the group director Plastic Packaging.

Harrison brings to Rexam a wealth of international management knowledge and experience from a career spent in the food and beverage industry. In this position, he will lead the company’s efforts to focus its global plastic packaging resources on creating value-added product and service solutions that help customers build their brands and businesses.

Harrison will become a member of the Group’s Executive Leadership Team and will report directly to Graham Chipchase, chief executive, Rexam PLC.

“We are very pleased to add such a valuable asset as Malcolm to our leadership team,” states Chipchase. “We are confident that his leadership will strengthen further our global plastics business, position our organization to deliver on expectations and help us as a Group to move toward our goal of becoming the best global consumer packaging company.”

Harrison began his career in manufacturing and operations at Mars Ltd. He moved on to serve as operations director of Britvic Soft Drinks, and then as a divisional managing director for the former Bass Brewers. Over the past ten years, he has held senior leadership roles in both InBev in Belgium and, most recently, with Nestlé in Switzerland.

Rexam is one of the largest beverage can makers in the world, and a major global player in rigid plastic packaging. For more company information, visit