David Gill. Sales Engineer, S Lester Packing Materials

Inside the Box with David Gill

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Welcome to Inside the Box, our monthly introduction to a member of the team here at Lesters. This month we’re focussing on David Gill. As Sales Engineer, David is responsible for both new business development and for managing existing client relationships.

Tell us what a typical day looks like for you at Lesters.

Everyone will tell you that there’s no typical day in the packaging industry, but I like to have a structure to my day if I can. I always start the day with an early morning bike ride. It really helps me to clear my head and get ready for what’s coming up in the day. My mornings are generally spent liaising with customers, making sure we’re meeting their requirements and presenting the bespoke solutions that we’ve designed for them. In the afternoon I like to focus on working with the design team, which is an area I really enjoy. We’re lucky here at Lesters to have state-of-the-art CAD and prototyping facilities which mean we’re able to give our customers a real in-depth understanding of what they can expect from the packaging we’re developing. Outside of that there’s always lots of effort going in to making sure we stay as busy as possible!

How long have you worked in the packaging industry?

In all, for over 30 years, and I can honestly say it’s flown by! I spent a lot of time (the first 17 years, in fact) in packaging design which gave me invaluable insight into the industry and how best to achieve the perfect packaging solution for a customer. The rest of my career has been spent in sales, where I’ve been able to use that knowledge to benefit the businesses I’ve worked for and the customers we service.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

The great thing about working at Lesters is that it allows me to draw on my years of experience in design. My current role means I can use that knowledge to work closely with customers to understand exactly what they need, and I enjoy being able to come up with innovative and unexpected solutions.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

As I mentioned earlier, I really enjoy cycling and love to start the day with a few miles. Aside from that I enjoy spending time outdoors, so I’ll either be walking or you’ll find me on the golf course.

Look out for the next edition of Inside the Box. In the meantime, you can find out more about our team and our services at Our Story

You can also connect with David on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gill-a1320874/