Packaging company tna has announced that Jonathan Rankin has been promoted to CEO.

Rankin, who recently re-joined the company as chief sales officer (CSO), has more than three decades' experience in the food industry. Having held various global management roles at tna from 1993 until 2003, Rankin recently returned to oversee the company’s global sales division. Before re-joining tna, he served as general manager for food processing specialist Marel, where he was responsible for the successful growth of the company’s Oceania operations.

Founded in 1982 by Alf Taylor and his wife Nadia, tna invented the first rotary, continuous motion, high-speed VFFS system. The company has since grown from Australian packaging pioneer into a global leader of food processing and packaging solutions for a range of industries, including snacks, confectionery, fresh and frozen produce.

“Our growth over the last few years has been incredible,” says Alf Taylor, co-founder and managing director, tna. “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.”