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DAVID KILLPATRICK (Managing Director)

David is a highly experienced and successful senior executive, having held senior management positions with a range of businesses in the retail food services sector

Prior to founding SOTA Packaging in 2010 David was the Managing Director of Dyson's Packaging. During his 7 year tenure Dyson's annual sales increased from under $10m to more than $26m and the company was returned to solid profitability.

Dyson's became an important national supplier of packaging to the food service sector. David (in conjunction with Eddy Pahor) was personally responsible for much of this business development and for introducing many new products, substantial new capital expenditure and improved manufacturing processes.

During the period between 1990 and 2002 David was a Director of and consultant to Peters & Brownes Foods ("PBFL") during a period when that company grew annual sales from approximately $200M to more than $500M. PBFL became a significant competitor in the national supply of branded ice cream and dairy products.

During the period between 1986 and 2000 David was a Director of and consultant to Canning Vale Weaving Mills and completed his tenure as Managing Director. During that period annual sales grew from approximately $3M to in excess of $50M. David was personally responsible for the very successful launch of Canning Vale into the US market.

Prior to becoming a business executive David was senior partner of Ernst & Young leading the firm's Insolvency and Reconstruction practice in Perth. David is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with Honours.

EDDY PAHOR (General Manager)

Eddy co-founded SOTA Packaging with David Kilpatrick and has responsibility for key account / customer relationships

Eddy was previously the National Sales Manager of Dyson's Packaging. Eddy was with Dyson's from 2002 to 2010 and was a major contributor to its successful development as a major manufacturer and distributor of food service packaging

Prior to joining Dyson's Packaging Eddy was the NSW Sales Manager for Canning Vale Weaving Mills and played a significant role in developing a substantial business in the independent retail sector. During his 13 year tenure at Canning Vale (1989-2002), Eddy moved up through the ranks and became the Business Manager responsible for all Export, Commercial and National sales in the hospitality and independent retail sectors.

Eddy commenced his career in sales within a family business.