Koch Equipment Expands Outside Sales Force

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Koch Equipment expands outside sales force in support of the company's strategic growth plan.

Koch Equipment LLC announced today the expansion of its outside sales force, which includes the promotion of the company's former labeler product line manager, Roger Wakeman, to outside salesperson, and the appointment of 25-year Koch Equipment veteran, Tom Ritter, as the company's new labeler product line manager.

Steve Kingeter, vice president of sales and marketing, stated, "These gentlemen share a vast amount of experience and knowledge in our industry and both are key performers with excellent track records. I am confident that their accomplishments will prosper and fuel Koch Equipment's continued growth in the coming years."

Roger Wakeman joined Koch Equipment in 2000 as a regional sales representative supporting the company's packaging lines. Before his recent promotion, he served as labeler product line manager for two years, during which time he successfully launched the company's new Matrix™ Crossweb package and film labeler products. Mr. Wakeman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Park College.

Tom Ritter joined Koch Equipment in 1982 and has been a pioneer and entrepreneurial leader of the company since that time. He served as the company's operations manager for the past 16 years where he gained an exceptional amount of knowledge of customer applications and Koch Equipment's product offering. Mr. Ritter's industry background and capabilities make him a natural fit for his new position.

Koch Equipment LLC is a full line manufacturer and distributor of equipment for meat production, food processing, packaging, and labeling. A one-stop shop for vacuum chamber packaging machines, skin packaging machines, modified atmosphere packaging machines, labelers, rollstock parts, accessories, and service, as well as a full range of processing equipment including stuffers, bowl cutters, injectors, mixers, grinders, tumblers, dicers, smokehouses, and kill floor equipment. Since 1883, Koch Equipment has been the name more packagers and processors trust for their equipment needs.

For more information, contact Koch Equipment LLC, 1414 West 29th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, by telephone at 800-777-5624 or visit their website at http://www.kochequipment.com.


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