Schoeller Arca Systems is the global market leader in the field of plastic packaging solutions for materials handling.What’s the most exciting thing about your job?

Working in partnership with clients offering solutions to their returnable transit packaging requirements.

Who inspired you most in your career?

The Alliance & Leicester Building Society for the mortgage repayments each month.

If you were an item in a warehouse, what would you be?

A plastic pallet. Then I would know I had a good future.

What brought you to this industry?

The massive potential for plastic pallets within the returnable transit packaging market place.

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?

Not say yes to my wife when she asks “does my bum look big in this.”

What’s your favourite pastime?

Fund raising for worthy local charities and supporting my local football team with my son.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

Trying to heckle the late Bernard Manning at a sportsman’s dinner.

Do you have any hidden talents?

If I have they have not come to the surface yet.

Who would be your favourite party guest?

Richard Branson.

What is the greatest luxury in your life?

My home.

If you won the Lottery, what would you do?

Spend it on holidays, fast cars, socializing and I would just fritter the rest.

Who or what makes you laugh?

A good old fashioned standup comedian.

Do you have any secret ambitions?

Yes but they are secret.

What’s your favourite holiday destination?


What’s your favourite music album?

40 Licks by the Rolling Stones.

What’s your favourite movies?

Anything with Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino or Robert De Niro in.

What’s your favourite book?

Richard Dawkins – The God Delusion.

Who or what do you detest the most?

Snobbery in anybody.

What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into the industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?

Choose to specialise in returnable transit packaging and in particular plastic pallets.

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