- Xampla, expert creators of the drop-in, high-performance natural replacements for plastic, has expanded its expert team with two new hires
- Hannah Pearse, joins the team as Nutrition Business Manager, bringing over 14 years of nutrition and FMCG industry experience
- Agnieszka Mizgier, Xampla’s new Quality and Food Safety Manager, will lead the technical developments of quality and food safety processes
Expert creators of drop-in, high-performance natural replacements for plastic, Xampla, has further expanded its expert team with two new hires to support the development of its food applications, including spray coatings.
Hannah Pearse joins the Cambridge-based team as Nutrition Business Manager and Agnieszka Mizgier as Quality and Food Safety Manager, in response to increased demand from the food and beverage industry for Xampla’s innovative materials. With these latest hires, the Xampla team has grown 26% since January 2022.
Hannah Pearse brings more than 14 years’ experience in nutrition, product technology and partnership development at companies including Nestlé and Sainsburys. Hannah has a wealth of experience in product development and improvement, and has worked extensively with major food and drink companies, leading strategic projects on health and nutrition.
In her new role, Hannah will bring her experience to bear in boosting Xampla’s sales strategy for ingredient products. She will engage key figures in the food and beverage industry for the company’s nutrition, edible films and packaging applications.
Agnieszka Mizgier, joins as Quality and Food Safety Manager, bringing significant experience in the food and beverage markets. She joins from Camstar Ingredients, where she served as key contact for all customers and external regulatory bodies, including trading standards.
At Xampla, Agnieszka will lead technical developments of quality and food safety processes, working with key suppliers for new product approvals.
The new hires join Xampla following successful product launches with meal kit company Gousto and global soft drink retailer Britvic and a host of industry award wins in 2022, notably making the shortlist for Tom Ford’s Plastic Innovation Prize.
The company is now bolstering its team of experts to support its mission in delivering solutions to customers across the world. With industry-leading R&D capabilities, Xampla’s drop-in natural materials have applications in flexible films, microcapsules and coatings.
In their new roles, Hannah and Agnieszka will support with product launches and partnerships to be announced over the next 12 months.
Pete Hutton, Executive Chair of Xampla, said:
We are proud to welcome Hannah and Agnieszka to Xampla, and look forward to benefiting from their wealth of industry knowledge and experience. Following our successful launches in 2022 with Gousto and Britvic, and the launch of our films and microcapsules, we look forward to announcing further industry partnerships this year. Our industry leading team put us in the best position for continued success and growth over the next 12 months.
Hannah Pearse, Nutrition Business Manager, said:
This is a great time to join such a successful team. What is special about Xampla is the way the company works with its customers and potential customers to ensure our materials can ‘drop-in’ to existing production lines and processes. That is the route to really fast and substantial scaling of our model.