Foodmate US Names Senior Vice President of Service Operations

BALL GROUND, Ga.  (Nov.10, 2021) – Foodmate US has named Jim James as its new Senior Vice President of Service Operations

In this role, he will report directly to Foodmate US President Scott Hazenbroek.

James most recently worked as the Senior Vice President of Customer Service for a processing equipment and packaging company that serves the meat, poultry, bakery, and cheese industries. He has been involved with the poultry industry since 1986, including 12 years in production management and the balance of his career in capital equipment, holding various positions in sales and service.

A University of Maryland graduate, James served eight years in the U.S. Air Force. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 39 years, Norma, their three sons, and their families including five grandchildren. He also likes to travel, camp, and spend time working in his garden.


Foodmate, which is owned by Duravant LLC, is a leading poultry processing equipment manufacturer based in The Netherlands. Founded by industry experts in early 2006, the company quickly expanded its worldwide distribution into North and South America with the launch of Foodmate US in 2010. Foodmate Brasil was then launched in 2015, followed by the launch of Foodmate Poland in 2017 and the acquisition of Foodmate UK in 2019. Foodmate has become the committed and reliable partner of major poultry processing companies worldwide. In 2017, Inc. magazine has ranked Foodmate US, Inc. No. 13 in the manufacturing sector on its 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, the Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. For Foodmate U.S. visit For Foodmate B.V. visit


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