July 24, 2018 – Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the appointment of Agustin Alcantara Rosales as Regional Sales Manager for Mexico. Alcantara is responsible for bringing Key’s high performance digital sorters, vibratory conveying solutions and other automation systems to food processors and other manufacturers in Mexico.
“Mexico is an important market for Key, with manufacturers of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, as well as confections, snack foods and other products, working to expand their share of the world market by elevating their product quality. Lots of food processors in Mexico are hungry for advanced technology, like our VERYX® sorters and Iso-Flo® conveyors, to improve their bottom line,” said Bret Larreau, Director of Latin America and Asia Sales at Key. “We’re delighted to have Agustin lead our efforts in Mexico. Given his experience selling high-end capital equipment, together with his focus on strategic thinking and customer service, we know he’ll thrive in his new role.”
Alcantara brings 12 years of experience selling industrial equipment to his position at Key. Most recently, he was a Sales Manager for Erwin Junker, a supplier of CNC grinding machines. Previously, he was a Sales Manager for Heller Machine Tools and, prior to that, a Sales Engineer for Makino – SST. Alcantara holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecanica y Eléctrica - Instituto Politécnico Nacional (ESIME – IPN).
“Since Key opened their sales and service office in Mexico in 2002, they’ve been developing strong customer relationships and building momentum. Last year, Key won a record number of orders in Mexico. I’m excited to join such a well-respected industry leader and bring world-class solutions to processors that want to create competitive advantages with technologies that are tailored to meet their objectives,” said Alcantara. “I like to be involved with people at all levels of an organization – from engineers on the plant floor to upper level management, everybody has something to gain when a winning solution is adopted.”
About Key Technology, Inc.
Key Technology is a global leader in the design and manufacture of automation systems including digital sorters, conveyors and other processing equipment. Applying processing knowledge and application expertise, Key helps customers in the food processing and other industries improve quality, increase yield, and reduce cost. Key manufactures its products at its headquarters in Walla Walla, Washington, USA; Beusichem, the Netherlands; Hasselt, Belgium; and Redmond, Oregon, USA. Key’s domestic facilities are certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. Key offers customer demonstration and testing services at five locations including Walla Walla, Beusichem, and Hasselt as well as Sacramento, California, USA and Melbourne, Australia; and maintains a sales and service office in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico. Key is a Duravant Company.
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. Visit www.duravant.com.