Tna has announced the promotion of Jonathan Rankin to chief executive officer (CEO). Having recently returned to tna as chief sales officer (CSO), Jonathan will lead tna’s day-to-day operations, while focusing on the implementation of new processes that will take tna’s operational efficiencies and growth to the next level.
Founded in 1982 by Alf Taylor and his wife Nadia, tna revolutionised the snack food industry by inventing the world’s first rotary, continuous-motion, high-speed VFFS system. The company has since grown from Australian packaging pioneer into a global leader of food processing and packaging solutions for a wide range of industries, including snacks, confectionery, fresh and frozen produce.
“Our growth over the last few years has been incredible,“ said Alf Taylor. “We now operate out of 30 sites and employ over 500 talented people around the world. It’s a huge step-up from when Nadia and I started the business from our kitchen table. Over the last 36 years, we’ve added some truly amazing people to our team, gained a fantastic bunch of customers and established ourselves as a global leader on the snack food manufacturing market. Jonathan celebrated some of our most important milestones with us and played an instrumental role in our growth. We were thrilled when he decided to come back and can’t wait to see just how much further he’ll take the business.”
Rankin’s experience in the food industry spans over three decades. Having held various global management roles at tna from 1993 until 2003, he returned to tna earlier this year to oversee tna’s global sales division. He is well-versed in the company’s culture, business objectives and portfolio of integrated food processing and packaging solutions. Before re-joining tna, he served as general manager for food processing specialist Marel, where he was responsible for the successful growth of the company’s Oceania operations.