Learn about our Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow

<center>Ian Barker</center>

Ian Barker

Managing Director

When not in the office, Ian is a keen off-road rally driver, competing in both local and international events in his V8-powered Nissan Patrol.

<center>Tim Ansell</center>

Tim Ansell

Sales Director

In addition to being a professional photographer specialising in motorsport, Tim is also a regular contributor to various motoring journals.

Welcome! This is our dedicated Team. Did we say that we would love to work with you? So dont be shy, get in touch!

<center>Craig Russell</center>

Craig Russell

General Manager - ME

Formerly with Heat & Control, Ishida and GEA, Craig joined Al Thika with over 22 years of food processing & packaging experience..

<center>Ravi Shetty</center>

Ravi Shetty

Export Sales Manager - ME

16 years with Al Thika Packaging Ravi is a Date fruit industry specialist.

<center>Rick Carless</center>

Rick Carless

Project Manager - ME

Ex Astra Zeneca, Smurfit Kappa and Proseal Rick has over 20 years involvement in polymer and paper based packaging solutions for food and pharmaceutical applications. Rick has gained an extensive knowledge of material behaviors including the automated handling characteristics of these materials, he can therefore provide highly efficient solutions fit for purpose following strict development and innovation protocols. Managing expectations by involving all stakeholders in projects from the start to invoke global understanding of all elements required to grow a successful collaborative project. Also and x rally and racing driver that used to shoot long distance for Team GB.

<center>Rahul Bhavsar</center>

Rahul Bhavsar

Sales Manager - UAE

Holding an engineering degree and post-graduation in business administration. Technical sales professional with 12 years combined experience in sales and business development roles for the corporate companies into Marking & Coding, Inspection and Packaging equipment. Experience in food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics & personal care, extrusion, cement & ceramics and other packaging industries. Focused approach to provide appropriate solutions and customer’s satisfaction.

<center>Abdul Sathar</center>

Abdul Sathar

Finance & Logistics Manager - ME

A commerce graduate with an extensive knowledge and more than 20 years’ experience in accounts, administration & logistics, working with Al Thika for the last 15 years with a proactive view in dealing with customers , suppliers and other related parties. Abdul Sathar is handling all our government related works like licensing, visa processing of the employees etc.

<center>Rob Jones</center>

Rob Jones

Service Manager - ME

Over 30 years technical experience in the print and packaging industry. Managed distributors and customers in over 90 countries Involved with the Middle East for the last 10 years. Understands the necessity of proactive service that meets the individual customer’s requirements. Developing service solutions through close interactions with clients.