Roundup: CHEP Automotive Appoints Richard Campbell, PACK EXPO East Commitment Grows

CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions, has appointed Richard Campbell as Director of European Key Accounts and member of the Automotive Executive Team.

Richard Campbell took up his role in November 2015, reporting directly to David Mayo, Vice President Europe, and is responsible for key customer accounts across Europe. Together with his team, he will strengthen CHEP’s position as the leading global supply chain solutions provider. The group will work closely with OEM’s and their supplier’s to develop smarter packaging, platform and logistics solutions that will deliver clear efficiencies, reducing complexity and cost, while creating significant improvements in sustainability across the entire value chain.

Richard has a successful track record and a wealth of sales, marketing and business development experience within the automotive industry, having spent 20 years in various roles within TRW Automotive, Maritz Inc., Borbet Group and Anixter International.

“At CHEP we work in close partnership with our customers to understand the challenges associated with delivering components on time, to the right quality and at the best cost,” says David Mayo, Vice President Europe, CHEP Automotive, and Industrial Solutions. “It is our in-depth understanding of these complex and cost-sensitive supply chains that enables us to offer our customers a suite of best-practice solutions aligned with their business needs. Richard’s blend of long-term experience in the automotive industry perfectly qualifies him to rise to such a challenge.”


Over 200 Exhibitors Committed to PACK EXPO East 2017

PACK EXPO East 2017 returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Feb. 27–March 1, 2017, after a great launch in 2015 that far exceeded attendance expectations. 2017 has already attracted 220 committed leading packaging industry companies who will have access to a regional audience of 7,000 motivated East Coast buyers.

PACK EXPO East is the Northeast region’s most comprehensive event for packaging technologies, making it the premier marketplace for exhibitors to showcase packaging equipment, machinery, and innovations to a wide range of industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical/medical device, chemical and personal care.

“PACK EXPO East delivers everything that has made the PACK EXPO portfolio of shows so strong, connecting exhibitors with customers untapped by the rest of the packaging industry,” says Chuck Yuska, president and CEO of PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. “After a successful 2015, we are confident the upcoming show in 2017 will provide valuable leads and innovations across the packaging industry.”

The show’s accessible location means companies can send large buying teams. The Pennsylvania Convention Center stations exhibitors within two hours of 80 percent of the world’s major pharmaceutical firms and 200 miles of a third of the nation’s major CPG retailers.

PACK EXPO East also attracts customers with buying power. In 2015, seven out of 10 attendees had significant or final buying authority, giving exhibitors the chance to meet key decision makers and gain quality leads.

The exhibit hall is more than 70 percent full, and space is selling fast. To view up-to-date floor plans and submit an application to exhibit, visit