The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing the UK manufacturers of drinks cans, have announced the appointment of Martin Constable as the new chairman. Martin brings over a decade of experience in the can industry to his role, taking over from Graham Fenton.
Martin Constable comments, “It is certainly an exciting time to be chairman of the Can Makers. We’ve seen strong market performance for drinks cans across the board, further recognition of the can’s unique sustainability credentials and independently brewed beer gain momentum with the Indie Beer Can Festival.
“I would like to thank Graham Fenton for his hard work and dedication as chairman. I hope to continue the great work he’s done to raise the profile of the drinks can as we enter the beer can’s 80th year. The can has a lot to offer. It’s uniquely sustainable and the world’s most recyclable drinks pack as it’s made from permanently available material which is 100% and infinitely recyclable. Add eye-catching design, a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and the fact that cans maintain the integrity of drinks among the many benefits and it’s easy to see why the can is a drink pack of choice for consumers and brands alike.”
Martin’s career in the can making industry started when he joined Crown Packaging in 2004, going in as a UK Key Account Manager following 15 years at General Electric. He is now based at Crown Bevcan’s offices in Carlisle, where he is responsible for UK and Ireland as the Sales Director. Since joining the company more than 10 years ago, Martin has gained incredible insight within all aspects of the can making industry.