September 2013

Lindal Group Appoints New Regional Sales Directors for North America and Germany

The LINDAL Group —manufacturer of valves, actuators and spray caps for aerosol products—announced the appointment of two new sales directors for North America and Germany.  Alex Piagnarelli was named  Sales Director, North America, and Tony Harman was appointed Sales Director, Germany.  Both report to Phil Lever, the company’s Group Sales Director.

According to Lever, Piagnarelli and Harman have extensive sales development and account management experience in industrial products.  “We see exceptional opportunities ahead for Lindal aerosol solutions as the growth from our multinational customers increases,” Lever said.  “Both Alex and Tony are skilled, experienced sales and business development professionals who have handled large international – and regional – customers.  I am confident they will deliver on our sales plan and profitability targets.

“With our mix of multinational customers, and the pent-up demand for innovative aerosol packaging, the potential for significant gains is tremendous and we look forward to Alex and Tony’s addition to our team,” Lever said.

Alex Piagnarelli has more than 20 years of sales and account management experience in the Packaging industry.  Most recently, he was Vice President Sales & New Business Development for Montebello Packaging, a leading maker of aluminum and laminate tubes, aerosol cans and other products in the personal care and pharmaceutical markets.  Previously, he was U.S. Sales Manager for Taplast USA, the global manufacturer of innovative dispensing systems; Vice President Sales & Marketing for M&H Plastics; Vice President Sales & Marketing for Zeller Plastik Inc.; and Director of Global Marketing for SeaquisPerfect Dispensing.  A graduate of Western Illinois University, Piagnarelli earned an MBA from DePaul University.

Tony Harman’s extensive career includes extensive experience in technical product sales and account management.  Most recently, Harman was Sales Manager for Avery Dennison, a global leader in labeling and packaging materials.  Previously, he was Sales & Marketing Director for AMC Pancke AG – Division Intercoat, the global labeling materials maker, a Key Account Manager for the office supply solutions company Ahrend Bürobedarf GmbH & Co. KG, and has held other industrial sales positions.

A UK national, Harman has lived and worked in Germany for the past 20 years.  His education includes studies at Woolwich Technical Collge and Brooklands Technical College.  He resides with his family in Hamburg, Germany.