Chairman of the BBIA and Sales and Marketing Manager, EMEA, Futamura
Andy Sweetman graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in Modern Languages and holds the Diploma in Packaging Technology from the UK Institute of Packaging. He has worked in the packaging industry for over 25 years principally in the field of sales and marketing management, based in both the UK and continental Europe.
Over the past 15 years he has been closely involved with the development and commercialisation of Futamura’s range of renewable and compostable films, marketed under the NatureFlex™ tradename.
Andy is a past-chairman of ‘European Bioplastics’ the official Trade Association which promotes the use of biodegradable and biobased materials throughout Europe and beyond.
He is also Chairman of the UK’s Biobased & Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA).
Andy speaks regularly on the subjects of Packaging and Sustainability at conferences and events in Europe, the Americas and Australasia.