Loadhog is the world’s most innovative company within the returnable packaging industry. We have developed our product range from scratch by identifying customers’ needs and taking them through to design, manufacturing and implementation. Our products are now utilised effectively around the globe in various industries including glass, postal, retail and manufacturing.
WHAT’S THE MOST EXCITING THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
We are a medium-sized company making steady progress towards being recognised worldwide, so every day is a challenge and exciting – no day is the same as any other!
WHO INSPIRED YOU MOST IN YOUR CAREER?
Anyone with an entrepreneurial personality is a model to me.
IF YOU WERE AN ITEM IN A WAREHOUSE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A Loadhog Pally – the ‘sexiest’ pallet ever made! One pedal press turns into a dolly and a second turns it back into its original pallet form.
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO THIS INDUSTRY?
I moved from our mother company Gripple Ltd, to look after Loadhog’s European sales operation. This is the first time I have worked in the logistic/packaging industry.
IF YOU HAD TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENT?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PASTIME?
On the healthy side I have two – mountain biking and running. Being French I have also a passion for wines from all over the world, my preference being Rhone Valley wines.
WHAT’S THE MOST EMBARRASSING THING THAT’S EVERY HAPPENED TO YOU?
It’s definitely too embarrassing to say!
DO YOU HAVE ANY HIDDEN TALENTS?
I hope to have many to use in the future! As they will be ‘hidden’ by definition, however, I will not know what they are!
WHO WOULD BE YOUR FAVOURITE PARTY GUEST?
Michael McIntyre because he makes me laugh so much!
WHAT’S THE GREATEST LUXURY IN YOUR LIFE?
Simply enjoying a nice meal – preferably in pleasant company – accompanied by a bottle of good wine – French of course!
IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
That time has not yet arrived, so it’s better not to think about it. If it happens, I will ask myself the question then.
WHO OR WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Comedians in general, although Michael McIntyre and John Bishop are my favourites.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SECRET AMBITIONS?
I have no secret ambitions.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
Sardinia and Italy, in general. I love the Italian way of life. Italians are so relaxed people and they also have the chance to have the sun and amazing food too! What else do you want?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC ALBUM?
My tastes are very eclectic… so I listen to everything and am no specialist in anything!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?
Currently I am reading a book that everyone at Loadhog was given. It is about employee ownership and called Beyond the Corporation – Humanity Working by David Erdal. Loadhog is owned by its employees – a model which more companies should adopt.
WHO OR WHAT DO YOU DETEST THE MOST?
I hate people not driving properly on motorways, especially the ones hogging the right lane and not overtaking. This drives me absolutely mad!
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ADVICE TO SOMEONE THINKING ABOUT COMING INTO THE INDUSTRY (APART FROM “DON’T DO IT”)?
There is a world of opportunities within the logistics industry, whether it’s in sales, engineering or accounts… Just do what you want most.
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