USA – Equipment supplier tna has announced the appointment of Steven Wolfe as new General Manager for its North American operations in a bid to support its long-term growth strategies and strengthen its operations.

“Steven is a great addition to the tna team,” said Michael Green, Group General Manager at tna.

“He’s achieved some impressive results over the years. His strategic, customer-focused mind, business insights and comprehensive leadership experience will be a key asset to both our team and our customers, in particular as we’re further expanding our portfolio of start-to-finish solutions to become a single source supplier to an even wider range of industries.”

Steven, who has been academically trained in business management and has over 25 years in the manufacturing industry, will play an integral role in ensuring that regional food manufacturers receive the highest level of on-the-ground support.

“Having worked in and out of the food processing industry many times over in my career, I’m excited to be once again part of such a dynamic industry. Snacking habits across the world are starting to shift,” Steven said, when asked about the appointment.

“The days of “the bigger the better” are numbered and food manufacturers have started to look at healthier alternatives and reduced portion sizes.

“tna’s vast portfolio of integrated food processing and packaging equipment is well-positioned to cater to the needs of this changing market.

“I have no doubt that our future innovations will continue to lead the market as this shift continues”, he commented.

Steven’s appointment comes as the Australia-based tna, supplier of processing and packaging solutions, expands its reach into key markets around the World.

It recently opened a new office in Russia to boost customer support in the country and the region, and recently also opened its first office in Japan.