R&D Packaging Team Manager, Britvic
Russell is a passionate packaging professional with a well-developed expertise in polymers and sustainable packaging options. He strives to find the very best, holistic, packaging solutions which meet all of the consumer, supply chain and environmental criteria, guided by data and science rather than perception or wide-spread misperception!
Russell is a chemist by education, completing a Honours Degree and PhD in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. During that period, he spent time developing the Polyurethane recycling process at Dow Chemicals in the Netherlands, polymer-supported catalysis for the silicones industry with Dow Corning and research in polymer characterisation at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has since completed a Master’s Degree in Advanced Food Manufacture at the University of Nottingham.
After 20 years in the Chocolate & Biscuits business with United Biscuits and then pladis Global, Russell joined Britvic Soft Drinks in November 2018, where he is leading the Packaging Technologies agenda with a particular focus on driving the Britvic Packaging Sustainability Strategy.