Marlen International Appoints New Product Manager of Carruthers Brand Food Processing Equipment

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Marlen International, Inc., a recognized global manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems, welcomes Bill Williams as the company’s product manager for Carruthers size reduction and filling equipment.

Bill Williams, Carruthers Product Manager, Marlen International

In this position, Bill will strengthen Marlen’s market position by serving as a key member of our product management team while guiding product adaptations and the development of our size reduction and filling equipment offerings.

Marlen International, Inc. [“Marlen”] announces the addition of Bill Williams as product manager for its Carruthers family of equipment which includes size reduction and filling solutions.

Williams will be responsible for managing the portfolio of Carruthers size reduction and filler offerings, including product line profitability, driving new product development, and collaborating with marketing to develop strategies and product launch plans in support of new product development efforts.

Bill joins Marlen in their Riverside, Missouri facility with 25 years’ experience managing established product lines, primarily in the food packaging industry. In past product management roles, he was accountable for revenue generation associated with new product expansion from infancy to market, including the development of new product requirements, sales forecasts, pricing strategies and execution of successful product launches for several high-end equipment companies.

Marlen’s senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Jan Erik Kuhlmann stated, “I am thrilled to welcome Bill to the Marlen team and am highly confident that his skillset will help us further grow our Carruthers equipment offering.”

Kuhlmann continued, “In this position, Bill will strengthen Marlen’s market position by serving as a key member of our product management team while guiding product adaptations and the development of our size reduction and filling equipment offerings.”

Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, and resides with his family in Kansas City.

About Marlen International
Marlen International is a premium manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems specializing in high quality proteins and a variety of other food products. Sold under the brand names of Marlen and Carruthers, their products have long set the standard for performance in pumping, stuffing, portioning, size reduction, thermal processing and food handling. Marlen’s engineering, design and technical experts are recognized as industry consultants and process partners, serving the world’s leading food brands through the delivery of operational excellence for over 60 years. Marlen International is a Duravant Company.

About Duravant
Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with an over 100-year operating history. 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. Visit http://www.duravant.com.

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