October 29, 2019 – Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the promotion of Daniel Leighty to Global Vice President of Sales. Leighty is responsible for activities that lead Key’s worldwide sales organization to bring the company’s high performance digital sorting, conveying and process automation systems to the market.
“During his 12 years with Key, Dan has held a number of sales and management positions with increasing responsibilities. He has the leadership skills to inspire and support our salespeople to deliver the best customer experiences. Plus, he thoroughly understands our technologies and the nuances of regional markets around the world,” said Louis Vintro, Senior Vice President of New Products and Business Development at Key. “We’re thrilled to have Dan expand his role and help drive our continued success.”
Leighty has been with Key since 2007 and brings more than 25 years of experience in sales management. Prior to this promotion, he was Global Sales Operations and Managing Director of Key’s Netherlands facility. He will continue as Managing Director of Key Technology B.V. in the Netherlands while assuming his new position as Global Vice President of Sales. Previously, he was the Managing Director of Key’s Belgian facility. Leighty holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Oregon State University.
“This is an exciting time to lead Key’s talented sales team. With our next-generation VERYX® digital sorters and the continuous evolution of our best-in-class Iso-Flo® conveyors, we’re partnering with customers to solve even more production challenges,” said Leighty. “By helping food processors improve their product quality while increasing their yields and reducing their operating costs, we’re expanding existing core markets and cultivating new opportunities.”
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.