DS Smith Appoints New Sales Director for Paper in Europe and North America
August 21, 2020
DS Smith, the FTSE100 sustainable packaging leader, has announced the appointment of Johan van Baarle as Sales Director of its Paper Division. Reporting to Niels Flierman, Managing Director for Paper, Van Baarle will be responsible for the division's paper sales across Europe and North America - managing around 5 million tonnes of paper produced at DS Smith's mills annually.
Van Baarle joins DS Smith from Cargill, the global food, agricultural, finance and industrial products provider, where he has worked since 2003. During his time at Cargill Van Baarle gained a wealth of experience holding a series of senior customer focused and sales manager roles. Most recently he has been Sales Director Global Accounts in Cargill's Cocoa & Chocolate division
Based in The Netherlands, Van Baarle will be tasked with further growing DS Smith's paper sales across Europe and the U.S. Van Baarle will also be focused on managing the service portfolio to customers, ensuring the delivery of high quality, high performing papers to meet changing demands in packaging and other sectors.