James Cropper Appoints Luxury Business Development Manager 

Perfectionist papermaker James Cropper has announced the appointment of Claire Fleischman as business development manager for luxury packaging.

Claire joins to build awareness of James Cropper’s expertise in the luxury packaging sector, focusing on Italy and the United States specifically. With strong technical knowledge and an extensive understanding of the luxury packaging market, she will be responsible for driving awareness and take up of specific packaging papers such as the Rydal Collection, the COLOURFORMTM moulded fibre packaging solution, as well as bespoke services such as Tailor Made. 

Joining from Italian converter Gpack SpA, Claire previously spent 13 years as a key account manager for clients including Coty (previously P&G), Estee Lauder and Beiersdorf.

Based in Milan, Claire joins Tricia Hartmann (above), Global Luxury Packaging Lead, who started at James Cropper last year

Tricia Hartmann at James Cropper said: “Claire’s specialist technical knowledge, understanding of the Italian and US markets and her enthusiasm for sustainability make her the ideal candidate to help myself and the team to accelerate our expansion on the international stage.

Her experience in the printing and converting market also brings unique understanding of customer needs and the challenges they face, which will allow us to build on our world-class customer experience credentials.”

Speaking on her appointment, Claire Fleischman said: “James Cropper’s legacy of innovation in the luxury paper and packaging space makes it an incredibly attractive business to work for and I am excited to build on its reputation as the leading solution for international brands.

As the consumer appetite for responsible consumerism continues to grow, James Cropper’s leading position in sustainable fibre innovation will continue to strengthen with demand for sustainable solutions like CupCyclingTM and COLOURFORMTM. Throw in James Cropper’s unrivalled expertise in colour and it’s clear that this is an exciting time to join.”

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