Marlen International Welcomes Food and Meat Scientist to Its Solution Center Applications Team

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Marlen International, Inc., a recognized global manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems, announces the addition of Ashley Collins as a new food and meat scientist to its Solution Center applications team.

Ashley Collins, Food and Meat Scientist

Ashley rounds out our highly experienced team of application and product specialists who allow Marlen to provide a solid environment for the development and testing of new products and processing methods.

Marlen International, Inc. [“Marlen”] announces the addition of Ashley Collins as a food and meat scientist, to its Solution Center applications team. A 2014 Meat Industry Suppliers’ Association (MISA) scholarship recipient and graduate from Kansas State University’s Master degree program of Food and Meat Science, Ashley will be responsible for providing product and process solutions support to food and meat processors sourcing Marlen and Carruthers food processing equipment.

Marlen’s senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Jan Erik Kuhlmann stated, “Marlen has invested considerable capital in its world-class 4,000-sq. ft. Solution Center and Development Facility in which pumping, portioning, filling, size reduction, and thermal processing solutions are tested by the world’s leading food processors.

Kuhlmann continued, “Ashley rounds out our highly experienced team of application and product specialists who allow Marlen to provide a solid environment for the development and testing of new products and processing methods. I am confident Ashley’s contributions will uphold Marlen’s reputation as trusted industry consultants and process partners.”

Collins holds a Masters degree in Food and Meat Science from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, Food and Meat Science from Oklahoma State University. Ashley most recently served as graduate research assistant at Kansas State University. In addition to being a MISA scholarship recipient, her leadership achievements and activities include Midwest region director of the American Meat Science Association, member of the Oklahoma State University Meat Judging Team, vice president of the Oklahoma Collegiate Cattlewomen’s Association, and member of Animal Science Leadership Alliance. Ashley also fulfilled internships at two industry-leading food processors, both with a focus on processing and packaging of processed meats. Collins resides in the Kansas City area.

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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