Rigid Containers, part of the VPK Group, has appointed David Richardson as its new Group Managing Director.

David joins Rigid from DS Smith where he worked for over 25 years, latterly as Sector Director Retail South, responsible for five sites and over 1000 employees.

David will replace Richard Coward who, having led the business for over a decade, is retiring. Richard has helped to build Rigid into a leading supplier of corrugated packaging which is widely respected in the UK, and more recently Irish, markets. Both he and David will work on a short handover with David taking on the role of Group Managing Director in July.

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