M. Holland announces Frank LaRocque will return to the company to expand distribution and create a seamless purchasing experience for film and flexible packaging, and rotational molding plastics customers.
Northbrook, IL, October 11, 2017 – M. Holland Company, a leading distributor of thermoplastic resin, announces the hire of Frank LaRocque as the company’s new Film and Flexible Packaging Market Manager. LaRocque worked for M. Holland Canada in various sales, application development, and market manager roles from October 2004 through June 2015. He is returning to help the company expand its plastics distribution for flexible packaging and rotational molding customers.
LaRocque’s hire is part of M. Holland’s strategy to focus resources and investments on markets key to its supplier base. He will join a team of experienced market managers within the company’s recently-formed Business Development Group responsible for coordinating sales and sourcing strategy efforts to propel M. Holland as the plastics leader in the marketplace. LaRocque will oversee two of the company’s six target markets– flexible packaging and rotational molding.
“At M. Holland, our objective is to be more than a preferred channel to market for leading resin producers. We want to be a true strategic partner to our suppliers, supporting them with market insights and resource investments that enable them to succeed,” explains John Zessin, M. Holland’s Director of New Business Development. “Frank’s business and market development knowledge, as well as his experience at two film and flexible packaging manufacturers, will help us achieve that objective and positively influence his strategic perspective. We are excited to welcome him back to the company.”
LaRocque rejoins M. Holland after serving as president at Al-Pack Enterprises LTD near Toronto for over two years. At Al-Pack Enterprises, he was responsible for developing and implementing new business strategies, restructuring the organization to improve systems and processes, and pursuing market and sales opportunities to exploit new capacity.
“I’m looking forward to returning to M. Holland to achieve strategic alignment with suppliers, and cultivate relationships in the marketplace,” said LaRocque. “I’m committed to helping our customers succeed in business by assisting our Business Development Group to engineer the advanced product portfolio, technical services, and commercial resources which support the flexible packaging and rotational molding markets.”
Prior to Al-Pack Enterprises and M. Holland Canada, LaRocque held positions at Polystar Packaging Group and NOVA Chemicals LTD. He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. LaRocque will assume his new role on October 30, 2017.
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