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tna has promoted its chief sales officer to lead the company into its next growth phase alongside the company's founders who will stay on in leadership roles.

The company has named Jonathan Rankin as its chief executive officer following his recent return to tna. Rankin held various global management roles at tna from 1993 until 2003, and then returned to tna earlier this year to oversee the company's global sales division.

Before re-joining tna, he was general manager for food processing company Marel, and was responsible for the growth of the company’s Oceania operations.

He will lead tna’s day-to-day operations, while focusing on the implementation of new processes that will take tna’s operational efficiencies and growth to the next level.

Managing director Alf Taylor and tna director Nadia Taylor founded the packaging and processing equipment company in Australia in 1982, and the invention of the world’s first rotary, continuous motion, high-speed VFFS system for the snack industry is among their achievements.

The company is now a global player in the food processing and packaging arena, and builds solutions for a range of industries, including snacks, confectionery, fresh and frozen produce.

“Our growth over the last few years has been incredible,“ Alf Taylor says. “We now operate out of 30 sites and employ over 500 talented people around the world. It’s a huge step-up from when Nadia and I started the business from our kitchen table.

“Over the last 36 years, we’ve added some truly amazing people to our team, gained a fantastic bunch of customers and established ourselves as a global leader on the snack food manufacturing market.

“Jonathan celebrated some of our most important milestones with us and played an instrumental role in our growth. We were thrilled when he decided to come back and can’t wait to see just how much further he’ll take the business.”

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