Soft Tissue Panel
Chairman CHSA Accreditation Schemes
A CHSA member since early 1978, Council Member and Treasurer, from the early 1980s until 2008, he currently attends Council Meetings in his capacity as Vice President.
In the mid 1990s he was instrumental in the development of the first of the Manufacturing Accreditation Schemes, for Soft Tissue. It was followed by Schemes for Plastic Sacks and Mops. At the request of the Chairman he stepped back into the Schemes in early 2013, which has resulted in an improved system of management, auditing and reporting.
Sales & Marketing Director, Northwood Hygiene Products
Brian has worked in the Janitorial industry for over 30 years, the last 25 of which have been within the Paper Disposables sector. Starting with Fort Sterling in the early 90’s Brian then moved on to Kruger where as Sales Director he introduced the Leonardo brand and established Kruger Tissue as a major player in the UK market.
Fast forward to today and following the Northwood acquisition of Kruger and its subsequent rebranding as Connect Hygiene Products and more recently Northwood Hygiene Products, Brian continues in his role as Sales & Marketing Director where he oversees the commercial and brand strategy for Northwood as well as the newest member of the Northwood family, Disposables UK.
Managing Director, Metsa Tissue
Mark has worked in the paper industry for more than 30 years. He began working for DRG, now Dickinson Robinson Group and went on to work for Welcome Foundation, Molnycke and Southalls Hygiene Services, before beginning his career with Metsä (then Metsä Serla) in 1998.
Now with a long career at Metsä Tissue, he worked his way up through the sales ranks, helping to more than quadruple the turnover from the early days, and was instrumental in establishing the UK as a thriving business unit for the company, ultimately being appointed Managing Director of the legal entity, Metsä Tissue Ltd, in 2013. He is now very much involved in the running and development of the UK organisation.
Mark is very supportive of the CHSA Accreditation Scheme, and has promoted the scheme throughout Metsä Tissue Internationally, to underpin the organisation’s own quality goals, which together, ensure that all Katrin manufactured products meet the required standards.