In a career spanning 32 years, with the majority spent in print and packaging, Mr Blackbourn has held a number of varied roles within box plants, sheet feeders and trade businesses. He brings a great deal of knowledge and experience in the corrugated packaging supply chain to the appointment.
His position will require him to represent the business externally in the Midlands and southern region, focus on new business development, while managing current business accounts and ensuring a high level of business retention for and on behalf of the company.
“Durham Box has a fantastic reputation within our sector. I am particularly interested in the company’s single pass digital print capability, having worked in this field previously. The Nozomi C18000 digital printer is well and truly embedded in the supply offering from Durham Box, and this was a major factor and a big influence on my decision to come and work here,” said Mr Blackbourn.
“Given the difficult last two years that we have all been through, to be able to get out and meet clients and new prospects in person is something that I will never take for granted again. I really enjoy building new relationships and meeting with new people, so to be able to do this in my role is certainly a bonus,” he added.
Dan Morris, Durham Box’s managing director, said: “We are delighted to have Jon on board. As well as making an important contribution to our business growth plans, he brings a wealth of industry experience that will be of great benefit to our customers.”