Food Processing veteran will focus on growth in Europe, Middle East, Asia and India
Downers Grove, IL — June 26, 2020 — Duravant LLC (“Duravant”), a global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, announced the appointment of Erik Blom to the position of Managing Director of Food Processing EMEAI.
”We are very happy to have Erik as part of the leadership team at Duravant,”said Mike Kachmer, CEO of Duravant. “His significant experience in the food processing industry will allow us to better service our customers in this ever-evolving sector.”
Blom brings over 20 years of experience in food processing technology. Most recently, he served as the Managing Director for Meyn Food Processing in the Netherlands, a global leader in poultry processing solutions. While at Meyn, he was the driving force behind the organization; developing and implementing innovation processes, focusing on technology acquisitions and executing an organization-wide focus on customers; resulting in 51% growth in sales. Earlier in his career, he held several Human Resource Management leadership positions.
“The Duravant family of operating companies has a strong position in food processing with Key Technology, Marlen and now WECO,” said Blom. “I look forward to working with these teams to develop and provide integrated solutions for our global customers and partners in this segment.”
Blom holds a bachelor’s degree from the Hodeschool van Amsterdam, and is based in Hasselt, Belgium.
Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Through their portfolio of operating companies, Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks, they provide immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets they serve in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability. For more information, visit www.duravant.com.
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