Hart previously worked as the managing director of Food Service for Coveris Global Rigid Business Sector, which operates across Europe in 16 countries.
"I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to take on this role,” he said.
“Our objective is to maximize the existing companies potential so that each business is supported to achieve its goals.
"Where it makes sense to do so, we will pursue shared opportunities between the businesses, but not at the expense of focus, strength, discipline and individuality of each one."
Patrick Doran, director and owner, Americk Packaging Group, said the move came following a rebranding exercise.
“We are at a pivotal point in taking the business to the next stage in our strategic plan. The Board and I are confident Chris is the right person to lead the company forward and delighted to have him on board.”