Clay Dunn, (63), President, North America business segment has decided to retire at the end of 2020 after successfully leading Huhtamaki’s business in North America since 2005. Ann O’Hara, (49), MBA, BSE (Chemical Engineering), has been appointed President, North America business segment and a member of the Global Executive Team. Ann will join Huhtamaki on November 1, 2020 and will assume the role of President, North America on January 1, 2021 following a two-month transition period with Clay Dunn. ”I would like to thank Clay for his outstanding contribution to Huhtamaki over the past 15 years,” says Charles Héaulmé, President and CEO of Huhtamaki. “Under Clay’s leadership Huhtamaki’s turnover in the United States has essentially doubled, passing the USD 1 billion milestone in 2014.”
Novolex is offering creative solutions to help restaurants with increased customer demand for convenient takeout and curbside service with a variety of plastic cups and containers for “drinks to go.”
As restaurants evolve and offer more carryout, Novolex brands are creating ingenious ways to help them thrive in the changing world. In addition to “drinks to go,” which can be branded to customer specifications, restaurants can choose from a variety of family-style carryout boxes, peace-of-mind packaging that prevents tampering, and disposable table and chair coverings.
“We have a number of inventive products to help restaurants, and our teams have ramped up efforts to find more every day,” said Paul Frantz, Food & Delivery Segment President for Novolex. “Our ‘drinks to go’ products allow restaurants to offer alcoholic beverages to be enjoyed at home with takeout meals — a great option for both the restaurant and the patron looking for more than a meal.”
Restaurants are already seeing the benefits of offering “drinks to go.”
“Margaritas are a core part of our brand experience, and we wanted to find the perfect cup to help ensure margaritas could still be enjoyed at home,” said Andrew Hyde, Marketing Director of Rusty Taco, a restaurant chain offering the best in fresh, flavorful tacos across the nation. “Our guests and operators loved the unique branded design mixed with the durability of the cups.
“This was especially important with the focus on National Margarita Day having to be to-go margaritas this year,” Hyde added. “We wanted to provide our guests a unique and durable cup to help encourage to-go sales during the event. Thanks to the cups from Novolex, National Margarita Day was a huge success for us.”
Novolex is committed to helping restaurants succeed with a range of disposable products:
*Stemless wine glasses, margarita glasses, stadium cups and mason-jar-shaped containers for alcoholic drinks;
*96-ounce JavaPac® beverage dispensers, made from paperboard, that keep drinks hot or cold for hours;
*Beverage bags, big carryout bags with handles, and drink cups with secure lids for easier takeout;
*Large bowls, clamshells and trays for family-style portions that keep foods hot and reduce the number of containers needed;
*Individually wrapped drinkware and optional lids for more hygienic transport.
The products, which come in a variety of sizes and options, are offered by such Novolex brands as Waddington North America™, Eco-Products®, Hilex® , Duro®, Bagcraft® and Polar Pak®.