Dr Adrian Steele
Managing director, Mercian Labels
Adrian is managing director of one of the UK’s leading independent label manufacturing businesses, Mercian Labels. He has led the company for 18 years, pursuing its vision to become a ‘World Class Manufacturer of Labels’ by offering a ‘Speed & Service’ USP.
An early adopter of Xeikon technology in 2005, he has over a decade of ‘hands on’ experience in the technology to meet market demand using all three generations of the print platform. A strong advocate of automation, his current strategic focus is on integrating the latest ERP systems with UV flexo, Xeikon digital, rotary screen, UV inkjet, suppliers and customers to profitably meet growing demand for ever more complicated, shorter run and higher specification labels in ever shorter lead times.
Adrian is a Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors. His pastimes include outdoor pursuits, travel, and funding the excesses of his partner and daughters.