PLANO, Texas. – Middleby Food Processing has added Ken Mentch to its team as Automation Sales Manager. Mr. Mentch will focus on Ve.Ma.C, Stewart and Key-Log systems using new Guided Vehicle Automation (VGA) technologies for the bakery and protein industries.
Mr. Mentch has worked in the baking industry for over 30 years with both engineering and sales experience. For 17 years he worked in the creation and promotion of bakery equipment, robotics applications and storage and retrieval systems.
In his role as Director of Automation Sales, Mr. Mentch will focus on North American projects and review and support global VGA opportunities with Middleby offices and brands around the world.
“In this newly created role, Ken will bring over 30 years of experience to help develop Ve.Ma.C. & Stewart Systems for automated solutions, ”says Mike Scouten, vice president of sales, Stewart Systems. “Ken’s impressive background in storage and retrieval systems and robotics, in addition to his engineering and application knowledge, will undoubtedly be a great asset to our bakery customers as they look to grow. with our automated solutions. “
Stewart Systems produces high volume equipment lines for the production of bread and rolls and other casserole products. Ve.Ma.C, Modena, Italy, specializes in the design and construction of automatic industrial lines for the treatment of fresh, cooked and cured meats. Key-Log, Modena, Italy, designs and manufactures pallet handling and storage systems.