Jet Technologies is expanding its packaging team with the hire of Alyssa Harding and Janette Podgoetsky, as the company grows its clientele base.
Podgoetsky, who will be based in Sydney, starts her stint at the company the week of AUSPACK. On the other hand, Harding has already commenced her role and is based in Melbourne.
Jet Technologies general manager Daniel Malki said the hires come as the company has been experiencing growth even through COVID and to build stronger relationships with its clients.
“The hires complement the other colleagues that we have in our packaging sales team. And together, this team will be working with me to focus on our four main product categories – coffee, dips and dairy, ready meals, and wine and spirits,” Malki said.
“What we bring to market is a partnership of the packaging materials that each of these four categories require, as well as the machinery that will use that packaging to fill the product inside and seal it.
“Our team is in different states depending on their product category of expertise and where the target clients are based. We’ve been fortunate to be able to continue our growth through COVID.
“We supply packaging that goes on the grocery retail shelf, but the other half of our business is supplying packaging to food service. Both segments in our business have seen growth and we’re in a fortunate position to be in a hiring posture.”
Both Podgoetsky and Harding have food packaging backgrounds and according to Malki, it positions them well with clients.
“What struck me with both candidates, and what we look for, is the commitment to meeting the clients’ objectives. We look for people that can help navigate the complex sustainability environment, but with a client-focused mission,” Malki said.
“Both of these new hires have a demonstrated sales background with a background of never having given up on a client’s objectives and have seen them through.”
Malki added that Jet Technologies also looks forward to being at the upcoming AUSPACK tradeshow – to re-engage with its clients and potential customers in-person.
“We’ll be showcasing several our products at the exhibition. The key thing for us is to assist brands to meet their sustainability objectives – the idea of using as little as possible to carry their brands through complex and long supply chains and navigating this complexity of how to meet APCO’s 2025 objectives,” Malki said.
“There’s a lot of greenwashing and misinformation out there, so our approach is to partner with our clients and guide them through this minefield.”