ISHKA Irish Spring Water is proud to announce that Mark Taylor has joined the company as Head of Operations.

In this role Mark is responsible for maximising operational performance, and increasing quality and efficiency. He joins ISHKA’s senior leadership team and will work closely with directors Mike and Denis Sutton.

Mike Sutton, Director of Ishka Irish Spring Water, said

“We are excited to welcome Mark to the ISHKA team, as he brings a wealth of experience of the Irish Food & Beverage Industry to this important leadership position. We’re looking forward to see how he influences production over the coming weeks, months and beyond.”

“We have hired Mark at an important time in our company’s story, this being our 40th year.” Mike continued.

So far in 2020 the company have added the first of two new production lines up, a new 5L contact-less filling line, bringing the total number of lines in use at their Ballyneety base to five, which is already the largest of its kind in Ireland.

The second new line will supply product in glass bottles, to cater to a growing demand among the hospitality market, as well as general consumer appetite for recyclables. All of Ishka’s current bottles are 100% recyclable, and the company is continually working towards increasing their recycled content. We have also started production of a 100% rPET bottles, which are made from 100% recyclable plastic and are 100% recyclable, further expanding on the company’s sustainability drive.

Mark Taylor, Head of Operations added:

“I am delighted to have joined the ISHKA team at such a strategically important time in the company’s history. Working alongside Mike, Denis and the hardworking team, my focus will be on finding improvements in operational excellence using Lean Manufacturing techniques. It is an honour to work in a state-of-the-art facility, maintained in immaculate condition, and I look forward to helping ISHKA on its journey of continuous improvement. The company continues to grow organically with the introduction of new production lines and heightened ISHKA brand awareness.”

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(l-r) Mark Taylor, Head of Operations and Mike Sutton, Director ISHKA Irish Spring Water