Eric Biddiscombe Joins Polymer Logistics as Country Manager for Canada

Tue. September 18th, 2018 - by Jessica Donnel

TAMPA, FL - Polymer Logistics is adding a vet with experience from several sides of the industry; the company announced this week that it has hired Eric Biddiscombe as the company’s Country Manager, Canada.

Eric Biddiscombe, Country Manager, Canada, Polymer Logistics“I’m excited to join the world-class team at Polymer Logistics,” said Biddiscombe, in a press release. “The Polymer Logistics culture of customer-first innovation, agility, value, and service is embedded and embraced throughout the organization. I’m looking forward to building partnerships with Canadian businesses, introducing them to our reusable transport and merchandising systems, and working together to delight shoppers and deliver sustainable profitable growth.”

In his new role, Biddiscombe will oversee all aspects of Polymer Logistics’ Canadian business, including retailer and grower development, service, operations, and asset management, for the full range of Polymer Logistics reusable packaging and merchandising systems.

In his role at Polymer Logistics, Biddscombe will oversee, among other duties, retailer and grower development, in the Canadian market

According to the company’s press release, Biddiscombe will report to Fred Heptinstall, CEO, Polymer Logistics North America.

Fred Heptinstall, CEO, North America, Polymer Logistics“We are thrilled to have a professional with Eric’s depth and breadth of experience join our leadership team,” said Heptinstall. “He is highly regarded by all sectors of the industry and well-suited to build sustainable partnerships with our customers in Canada as we position ourselves for growth in this important region.”

Biddiscombe joins Polymer Logistics from a stint as Chill Fresh Produce’s Vice President of Canadian Operations. In that capacity, Biddiscombe oversaw the company’s refrigerated produce distribution facility as well as sales across Eastern Canada.

Priorly, Biddiscombe spent 33 years with Loblaw Companies, Limited, serving in leadership roles in supply chain, produce procurement, quality assurance, merchandising, process improvement, and corporate social responsibility.

Additionally, Biddiscombe is an experienced advocate for our industry, having served on the Board of Directors of the CPMA for 9 years. In 2011, Biddiscome was named the Ontario Produce Marketing Association Person of the Year. He was tapped to participate in the Loblaw High Potential Program at the York University Schulich School of Business and completed process improvement methodology training with leaders from Virginia Tech University.

Congratulations, Eric, on your new role from all of us at AndNowUKnow.

Polymer Logistics