The Duravant family of operating companies serve the food processing, packaging and material handling segments.

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

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.

James brings over 30 years of experience working with leading suppliers of food processing, portioning, and packaging equipment and solutions to the meat and poultry industries. He has served as Vice President of Technical Services, Vice President of Solutions & Marketing, and Key Account Manager. He also held the positions of Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Territory Sales Manager, and Product Manager.

“Jim’s decades of experience will be a great asset to our customers and our team. He shares our customer-centric management philosophy. His extensive expertise in sales and customer service will only enhance our continued growth.” Foodmate US President Scott Hazenbroek said.

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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