tna appoints Matthew Walters to lead African operations
Food processing and packaging solutions provider tna has appointed Matthew Walters as branch manager to head up its African operations.
Based in tna’s Johannesburg (South Africa) office, Matthew will be responsible for supporting food manufacturers across the African continent with tna’s portfolio of equipment, such as fryers, conveyors, seasoning equipment, VFFS packaging systems and end of line solutions. At the same time, Matthew will be tasked with driving the sales of tna’s confectionery processing solutions, including its range of kitchens, starch moulding and finishing equipment, while helping to further develop tna’s local service and support team.
With a degree in mechanical engineering, Matthew started his career at one of South Africa’s leading FMCG companies, where he was responsible for the successful implementation of a number of high profile projects. His previous experience will be instrumental in supporting tna’s customers with the advanced food processing and packaging technology they need to make the most out of South Africa’s flourishing snacks and confectionery sectors.
“Matthew will be an excellent addition to the team here in South Africa”, comments Jonathan Rankin, CEO at tna. “His experience in the food industry, business acumen and positive attitude are a great fit for tna. Together with his project engineering skills, he’ll not only be able find the most suitable solution for our customers, but will also ensure a smooth installation and successful project delivery, no matter how complex or challenging.”
Commenting on his new position Matthew says: “I’m really excited to embark on this new challenge with tna. I’ve come across tna equipment a few times during my career and have always admired the technology and the people behind it. As an engineer, I was naturally drawn to tna’s reputation as the first company to bring high-speed VFFS technology to the market. However, it’s not just tna’s engineering excellence that I admire. The company really offers the whole package.”