Filmquest appoints vice president


Filmquest Group, the exclusive global supplier of Questar Polyester Films, has announced the appointment of Vik Reddy as its vice president.

Reddy, former vice president of Global Operations at GBC Film Products, which was acquired by Cosmo Films, has joined the Filmquest Group offering decades of successful leadership, sales and manufacturing experience in addition to production, global procurement, materials planning /supply chain and customer service. Reddy brings with him an impressive background and credentials in the film industry having spent time most recently as senior vice president at Max Specialty Films, a fast growing value-added film manufacturer in India.

Reddy’s appointment comes at a time when Filmquest is already riding high on a record year in 2017.  His experience in international sales and market development will help guide Filmquest to continue on the path of leading the industry in innovation and engineered value-added films. Reddy’s legacy in the industry are unparalleled, but his accomplishments are equally as impressive having led initiatives for training and safety programs, process improvement implementation and improved company-wide morale.

Filmquest is excited to welcome Reddy and we look forward to the experience, initiative and direction he brings to the team,” said John Felinski, chief executive officer of Filmquest. The sentiment is echoed amongst the Filmquest staff, which is eager to build on his knowledgeable approach to growing the business and extending the reach of Filmquest’s brand in the marketplace. Reddy also looks forward to joining at this time with the company. “Working at Filmquest will be an industrious task as well as a rewarding experience; we have great people working together to meet the needs of knowledgeable and exacting customers, which is always a great formula for success,” he said.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

It is the right time to support our high-impact reporting and authoritative and technical information with some of the best correspondents in the industry. Readers can power Packaging South Asia’s balanced industry journalism and help sustain us by subscribing.

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here