LINDAL Group has announced Dave Murphy as its new sales director in North America.
Murphy has taken up the role at LINDAL’s Indiana facility following 15 years in senior sales, business development and customer relationship leadership roles in the packaging sector.
Previously holding positions at Amcor, Essentra, DS Smith and Huhtamaki, Murphy has led teams within a broad spectrum of market sectors from food and pharmaceutical to medical, consumer and household. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics and more recently secured a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University.
The new appointment marks the replacement of Alex Piagnarelli, who, instead of opting for full-time retirement following eight years in the role, will assume a part-time position as LINDAL North America’s business development director, starting in February.
“I am excited to be joining LINDAL Group at an important time in the aerosol industry,” said Murphy. “Additionally, I look forward to working with Alex and the entire team at LINDAL North America (LNA) to grow our business and deliver an exceptional service to our customers.”
LINDAL’s group sales director, Phil Lever, commented: “We are looking forward to Dave bringing his experience as a results-driven leader and implementer of innovative sales strategies to the LNA team. His experience and capabilities in customer relationship development, sales process management, and new business acquisition will be a real asset to the group.
“Alex has brought great success to LNA and his desire to continue at LINDAL is not only a testament to his commitment to the company, but presents us with the prime opportunity to focus his expertise and 30 years+ experience in the packaging industry on business development-oriented activities. This move adds greater strength to achieving our sales, profitability and growth targets at LINDAL North America.”