DS Smith Plastics appoints Wayne Johnson as Managing Director of Rapak Asia Pacific

Johnson will be responsible for Rapak Bag-in-Box packaging and filling systems business development in Asia and Oceania.

[Schwetzingen, Germany, 3rd June 2019] DS Smith Plastics—a division of DS Smith Plc—announced the appointment of Wayne Johnson as the Managing Director of Rapak Asia Pacific. In this capacity, he will be responsible for the Rapak business in the region with operations in Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. 

Wayne is very enthusiastic about joining the Rapak business and returning with his family home to New Zealand.

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Wayne Johnson into the Rapak Asia Pacific Managing Director role, reporting to me. He will be responsible for driving the day to day operational performance of the business in Asia Pacific in order to achieve our business goals through the delivery of exceptional customer service, new product and business development and operational excellence. — Kevin Grogan, CEO, Flexible Packaging

Prior to joining Rapak, Johnson held the General Manager position in Henkel Australia and New Zealand for six years. Before that, Johnson held senior leadership and sales roles at Villa Maria Wines, the Wrigley Company and Lion Nathan. Wayne has vast knowledge regarding wine, dairy, and beverage markets in Australasia. He is very excited to bring his background and insights to the growing flexible packaging business.