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British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association welcomes new chairman

BAMA chairman Tony Brealey
BAMA chairman Tony Brealey

The UK trade association appoints Tony Brealey to chair discussions and activities relating to the aerosol sector.

On 20th August 2018, the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) announced Tony Brealey will join the organisation as its new chairman.

New post

BAMA covers all aspects relating to the aerosol industry such as components and ingredients and is relevant to all related personnel including suppliers, manufacturers, marketers and managers. 

Tony Brealey joins BAMA following his position as managing director and co-owner of speciality chemical manufacturer, Reabrook.

The appointment will see Brealey replace Unilever’s R&D Platform Leader for Deodorants, Sebastian Alvarez, who has acted as BAMA’s chairman for more than two years.

Tony Brealey is expected to take over from Sebastian Alvarez after he leaves the post in summer 2018.

2020 goals

Brealey has held the previous role of the Chair of the Commercial and Planning Committee, as well as the Vice-Chairman of BAMA. His new placement as chairman will see him continue to dedicate his efforts towards successfully communicating and working towards BAMA’s 2020 strategy.

He will also be responsible for cooperating and liaising with association members and partners. As BAMA strives to advocate for a sustainable aerosol industry, part of Brealey’s role will also see him build existing alliances with overseas entities.

Facing Brexit

James Smith, who has over 14 years’ experience at Summit Packaging Systems and is a former director of the BAMA board, will take the position of vice-chairman.

Welcoming both Tony and James to their new roles, Patrick Heskins, chief executive of BAMA, emphasised: “As the new Chairman, Tony brings four decades of experience in the aerosol sector to the position and will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of BAMA and the aerosol industry during what is set to be a challenging period.”

On joining the association as chairman, Tony Brealey, observed: “The aerosol sector has demonstrated sustained growth in the last six years, 2017 being another record year for the industry with more than 1.56 billion aerosol cans filled in the UK.”

“But there remain many challenges ahead, particularly as Brexit approaches and we move into a more demanding and complex regulatory landscape,” Brealey highlighted.

BAMA chairman Tony Brealey




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