ULMA Packaging welcomes new team members

Leading packaging machinery manufacturer, ULMA Packaging, has recently appointed two new members to its growing team due to continued growth – Pavils (Pav) Koltovs joins as a service technician and Jessica (Jess) Whalley as a project coordinator. Both appointments reinforce ULMA’s commitment to enhancing its service offering and the overall management of projects.

Having a mechanical and electrical background within a variety of service roles, Pav brings an extensive knowledge of packaging machinery and engineering know-how to the role. He has previously worked with several companies, where he gained significant experience with vertical, traysealing and thermoforming machinery.

Holding a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and an NVQ Level 3 in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Pav’s knowledge of ULMA’s machinery, gained through previous work alongside ULMA engineers, makes him an ideal fit for his new role. He will now be visiting customers to install, maintain and repair machinery, using his expertise to ensure the highest service standards are delivered whilst working across the ULMA range.

Jess brings a mix of engineering knowledge and project management skills to her role. Her varied experience, including work as a mechanical engineer, packaging technologist and national account manager in the food service sector, prepares her well for the new position. She has a strong background in working with customers, sales and managing supply chains, which makes her perfectly suited to oversee projects from start to finish.


(left to right) Pavils (Pav) Koltovs and Jessica (Jess) Whalley

As the project coordinator, Jess will serve as the primary point of contact once an order is placed through to installation, ensuring that customers are regularly updated and supported throughout the manufacturing process. Her position is vital for ensuring the installation and commissioning process runs smoothly, which demonstrates ULMA’s commitment to continue delivering top-tier customer satisfaction.

James Couldwell, managing director of ULMA Packaging, said: “We are delighted to welcome Pav and Jess to the ULMA team. Their wealth of experience and fresh perspectives are precisely what we need to drive our mission forward. Pav’s deep technical knowledge and Jess’s comprehensive approach to project coordination will significantly contribute to our commitment to providing packaging solutions of the highest standard. Their appointments signify our ongoing commitment to support the growth of the UK business.”

For more information on ULMA Packaging, visit https://www.ulmapackaging.co.uk