Orafol Australia has hired Alex McClelland as its new managing director, with the former Spandex and Mulford Plastics head having started the role on Monday.
McClelland was a major shareholder at Spandex for 16 years, and was also the managing director and vice president, growing them to the top of the marketplace.
With the conclusion of a two year non-compete clause, in which McCelland did consulting work for other major companies, including Mulford Plastics, he has now been picked to head Orafol.
On his decision to join the company, McClelland told Australian Printer, “I chose Orafol because I saw an enormous opportunity nationally for its products. There is a great team, and a solid foundation to grow the business from.
“The brand is well-established in Australia, through its previous sales channel, and is now selling direct to the marketplace, with many long-term employees within the company.”
McClelland is not the only new hire planned for Orafol, as the new managing director reveals, “We will be looking at employing more people with experience in the industry.”
As for his plans as managing director, McClelland says, “I am looking forward to significantly growing the business across Australia.
“We are in an exciting, dynamic market, and we want to be placed at the top of the hill, as the preferred supplier to the high-end space.
“Technology has become more forgiving in the products that are used, but there is still a demand for consistent, high-quality materials.
“There are always new products coming out of Orafol, and its history is one of innovations. It is constantly developing products for different applications.”
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