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Employee Spotlight: John Guild- May 05th 2021


Today, we’d like to highlight John Guild, who has been with Riggs Autopack since 2013 as Technical Sales Engineer.

John is a well-respected and very much liked member of staff; he’s friendly and amiable, and always puts a smile on his colleague’s faces. Over the years, he has helped a huge number of small, medium and large-scale food producers grow their business with Riggs Autopack depositors and filling equipment, and always goes the extra mile for client’s.

Away from work, he’s a very keen scuba diver, keeps fit by cycling and walking, and enjoys spending time with his young grandson. We’ll let John tell his story in his own words…….

“Riggs Autopack is a great company to work for. It is small enough to be adaptable and responsive to customer sales, service and spares requirements, and is large enough to develop new products for the changing markets. The company offers entry level machines for small scale food producers and bespoke filling lines for larger organisations.

My experience in the food industry starts in the early 1980s in packaging, cartons and metal cans, and progressed to selling machines worldwide. Prior to joining Riggs Autopack, I spent 15 years with GEA Food Solutions who design and manufacture food processing machines. Here I acquired further knowledge in food processes and line configurations.

I joined Riggs Autopack in 2013 as Technical Sales Engineer for the South-East region. More recently, I’ve moved territory to cover the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Humberside regions. The job is primarily customer facing and I enjoy the initial contact through to developing equipment for the sale.

It's very interesting to see how prospects look to set up and finally sell their products in the market. There's an immense variety of products that need to be packed in bags, bottles, jars and trays for example, and two days are never the same. This provides continued interest and excitement. I’m able to call on a lot of personal experience in food processing technology which I’m pleased to pass on to customers”.


John has been a great asset to Riggs Autopack’s UK sales team and is a very popular member of staff. He has been extremely successful within the role, and not only created valuable working relationships with many existing clients, but also successfully installed a wide range of the Model 1000 equipment into new companies.

These include semi and fully automatic depositors, including many single units to new start-up companies investing in their first machine as well as multi-head applications, transfer pumps, bespoke conveyor filling lines, capping and lidding machines.

If you’re a food producer based in East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Humberside, and looking for new filling equipment, please do get in touch with John for no-obligation machine advice, quotation or on-site trial.

John Guild
Mob: 07918 554651