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The Packaging Experts

Snell Flexibles is a dynamic team of seasoned experts in packaging construction, materials and print, supported by a packaging and food technologist and in-house graphic design. We have all the skills to ensure quick turn-around times, when you need them most.


David Tongue, Divisional Manager

Starting out as a flexographic printer, David has spent over 30 years in pre-press, manufacturing, technical management, sales and marketing. In 2007 he set up Snell Flexibles as a division of Snell Packaging & Safety Ltd. David is focused on developing sustainable supply and product development for some of Australasia’s leading FMCG businesses. He is constantly reviewing market trends in order to help drive business for his customers.


Dean Wrightson, Sales Manager

Over his 34 years in the packaging industry, Dean has held operational and sales management roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Dean’s packaging experience includes printing, laminating, converting and pre-press processes. He enjoys collaborating with his clients through reliable and effective project management. Identifying key issues, problem-solving, offering improvement strategies and overcoming obstacles with persistence and persuasion to deliver value.

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Michael Walker – Sales Manager, Australia

Michael joined Snell Flexibles as Australian Sales manager in 2013 with a background in technical account management and food manufacturing. He is now based full-time in Queensland, but prior to his current role Michael spent ten years working for Snell Packaging & Safety in our Christchurch office. He spreads his time across the Eastern Seaboard of Australia and is equally comfortable working closely with our customers on the factory floor and in the board room.


Cam Harding – Polythene Divisional Manager

Cam has been in operational and sales management roles for over 20 years — the last 12 years working exclusively in the packaging industry. Cam has been involved in pre-press, manufacturing, weaving, laminating and printing processes and has a broad understanding of all things polywoven. He also has extensive knowledge around FIBCs (bulk bags) for bulk products and can advise best construction and design to ensure the customer’s product is stored and transported safely.


Gavin Menzies – Polywoven Products Divisional Manager

Part of the Snell team for ten years, Gavin initially started as a Key Account Manager before transitioning to Polywoven in 2014. Gavin works very well with customers to develop effective and creative packaging solutions whether it be a basic bag going straight to farm, or high-end finishes for retail promotions. He can work with you from design to finished bag, advising on all options available to best suit your packaging needs from 5kg to 2,000kg.


Imran Khan – Group Technical Manager

Imran is a qualified food and packaging technologist (BTech Food hons) who brings both technical and commercial expertise to the team. He worked as packaging technologist and manager for Frucor Beverages and Cerebos Greggs before moving to Snell in 2012. Imran has delivered several high profile innovation projects and spends time overseas at trade shows to bring back the latest global developments to the Snell Flexibles team.

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Jean Van DeRheede – Graphic Designer/Sales Support

Jean specialised in pre-press graphic prior to joining Snell Flexibles in 2014. Her current role combines her graphic design and pre-press expertise with key customer service. Jean works closely with supply partners and customers right through from design to delivery of the finished product.