UPM Raflatac appoints Philip Coates as Key Account Director

Press Release 2.9.2021 17:00 EEST

UPM Raflatac has appointed Philip Coates to the position of Key Account Director, Americas Region, as of September 1, 2021. Philip has over 25 years of experience in the pressure-sensitive label (PSL) business, most of which he spent in various leadership and sales roles at UPM Raflatac.


“We are seeing rapid changes happening in UPM Raflatac’s customer base and the Americas PSL market. Consolidation is creating label converters with different needs and expectations,” states Coates. “I’m excited to help UPM Raflatac adapt to the requirements of these customers and continue providing them with outstanding customer support.”

Coates is as a member of the UPM Raflatac Americas Management Team. He also serves as a board member for TLMI, a label industry association in the U.S.

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UPM Media Relations
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