tna hireGlobal packaging solutions specialist, tna (, announces the appointment of Patrick Avelange as vice president for the Americas. Based in Dallas, USA, Patrick takes control of operations in the region, leading the diverse and dedicated tnateam which boasts customers, offices and staff from Canada through to Chile.

Academically trained with a Bachelor of International Sales Negotiations degree, Patrick brings over 15 years of experience in the packaging industry to his new role. With expertise in sales, business development and management, Patrick has also worked in the electronic components, automotive and construction stainless steel industries. After joining tna in 1999, he has held a number of key roles, most recently as general manager for Asia. Prior to this, Patrick successfully opened the tnaMiddle East office in Dubai and helped grow this market share to make it one of the company’s three biggest revenue earning regions.

Commenting on his appointment, Avelange says: “The Americas represent a significant market for tnaandI’m delighted to be supporting our customers in this region. The role of vice president is a great honour and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise of the food and packaging industry to help the team further expand and consolidate tna’s operations here.”