Team Members Archive - Total Polyfilm

Darren Dean

Managing Director

A manufacturing professional operating strategically as a European Board/Group Management Board team member. Over twenty five years profit and loss responsibility as Managing Director of various autonomous business groups for three of Europe’s largest packaging entities - British Polythene Industries, Amcor Flexibles Europe & Britton Group.

Stefan Wynn

Key Accounts Director

I joined the company in 1996 as a young Area Manager, progressed to Northern Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and Key Account Director. I thrive on delivering innovative cost solutions, building partnerships and exceeding customer expectations. After 21 years I still enjoy the challenge of working in an ever changing market place.

Tina Bowe

Key Accounts Director

In 1988, after 4 years serving and learning my trade in the RAF, I joined Amalgamated Plastics as PA to the Sales Director. Bit of a culture shock but I grew to love being involved in the buzz of Sales and Marketing, organising events and exhibitions and getting to know customers, it was a great grounding. With the business expanding I moved to managing the Sales Office, which in turn led to an external sales position within the Industrial team and then subsequently the Silage and Export Sales Manager. My role as Key Account Director is very varied, taking care of accounts worldwide, no two days are the same. After 30 years the buzz is still there.

Neal Jackson

Technical Director

Started in 1986 at British Cellophane working in R+D on PP films. I moved to UCB in 1990 to work in technical support again on PP films. In 1994 I joined BPI to work in PE films as technical support at the Sevenoaks plant. I moved to BPI Visqueen in 2002 working as Technical manager firstly at the Stockton site and then at Ardeer. After 21 years I left to join Total Polyfilm in 2015 becoming Technical Director in 2018.

Steve O’Hare

Operations Director

I started with BP Chemicals (BXL) Bromborough as a Production Operator in 1985. In 1993 BXL was bought by BPI. I progressed within the company to become Process Control Manager before becoming Product Director at BPI Swansea in 2001. In 2005 I moved onto Operations Director, responsible for both Swansea and Flint sites in 2005. After Swansea site closed in 2011, I was then transferred to bpi Visqueen as Sales Director. I left BPI in April 2016 to join Total Polyfilm as Operations Director.

Rodney Owen

Engineering Director

Starting my career in polythene in 1970 I worked as a Sales Administrator for Carter Brothers Ltd, part of the Bunzl Group. Working for various companies since including; Poly-lina Ltd, CPP Ltd, Macfarlane Plastics Ltd and Tyco Plastics Ltd saw my career progress from Factory Manager to various Director positions over 32 years. Since 2005 I have been with Total Polyfilm as their Engineering Director, responsible for all engineering activity across sites as well as sourcing and purchasing all polymer requirements for both sites.

Rashida Kidman

Commercial Manager

I started my professional career working in accounts and administration roles before joining Alport Plastics in 1985 as Sales Administrator. One year into my new role I was approached by the MD regarding a Sales Co-Ordinator role within the company. As I had no sales experience I attended a number of telephone sales and customer service courses which I found invaluable. Following the success of these courses I was very quickly promoted to Senior Sales Co-ordinator then to Sales Office Manager. For a short period I also moved to an external role as an Area Sales Manager before returning to Internal Sales Manager and very recently to Commercial Manager.

Kate Banks

Operations Manager - Preston

A supply chain professional with over 30 years experience in procurement, planning, manufacturing, logistics, MRP/ERP systems and business strategy. During my career I have been involved in JIT supply to many demanding sectors including tier 1 automotive and major white goods manufacturers.

I have worked for Total Polyfilm for 10 years and have just recently taken on the role of Operations Manager at our Preston site which is very exciting and challenging as we develop the brand new site in Walton Summit.

Jim Fletcher

Operations Manager - Brighouse

My career started in 1986 at Taco Plastics Winsford site. I quickly progressed to shift management level within an expanding business which became Britton group. In 2013 I took on production manager role at the Louth Lincolnshire site. The business expanded again and became Coveris Flexibles, I managed there for three years before joining Total Polyfilm Brighouse site in 2016 as manufacturing manager. Since moving to Total Polyfilm I have enjoyed exciting times where my career has taken me to Operations Manager for the Brighouse site.

Lee Wilkinson

Purchasing Manager

I have ten years experience in procurement. Initially as a project buyer with a leading civil engineering contractor, working on large construction projects across the UK. I then moved into manufacturing, working for two multinational engineering companies. In the oil and gas industry firstly, then for a manufacturer of merchandising and dispensing equipment for global beverage brands. Four years ago I moved to Total Polyfilm as Purchasing Manager. I’m responsible for procurement of a wide variety of direct and indirect goods and services. I have a Business Management degree from Leeds University and I'm currently studying to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.