Ink major Siegwerk has announced the appointment of Vinay Bhardwaj as a board member of AIPIMA, an apex body for printing inks in India, with immediate effect. It was announced as a unanimous decision during the ninth executive committee meeting held on 13 July 2020, which was presided over by DN Patil, president, AIPIMA and attended by all the EC members.
Bhardwaj is an industry veteran having more than 25 years of experience in the packaging industry. He is the vice president, flexible packaging and tobacco at Siegwerk India, driving the flexible packaging division of the company since his joining Siegwerk India over a year ago.
Ashish Pradhan, president, Siegwerk India and Greater China, said, “It is indeed a pleasure for us that Vinay Bhardwaj will be playing an important role at AIPIMA as an industry representative. I am confident that with his vast experience and commitment, Vinay will spearhead the importance of safe and sustainable packaging. Siegwerk is committed to guide and support the industry in India especially the MSME sector during transition to toluene-free inks for food packaging.”
Thanking the executive committee of AIPIMA for electing him, Bhardwaj said, “I am glad that I have the opportunity to be part of AIPIMA and address some key issues and challenges that the industry is facing. I am sure our industry will see a dramatic change in the coming years. The pandemic has affected every one of us and brought in many difficulties, however, I believe this is the right time to explore new opportunities to transform the industry. I will bat for the sustainable packaging solutions and help drive the safety and health agenda.”
Bhardwaj has a rich experience in business development, business process reengineering and also is an expert in greenfield as well mergers and acquisitions.