NUMANSDORP, The Netherlands (Feb. 1, 2022) — Duravant President & CEO Mike Kachmer has announced that David Hazenbroek will become Foodmate’s Managing Director – Business Development for Food Processing and Erik Blom will succeed Hazenbroek as President – Foodmate NL.
Hazenbroek will work directly with Kachmer in his position, beginning at the end of first quarter of 2022.
In this new role, Hazenbroek will lead the growth into new markets with an expanding set of products and services. He will also stay engaged with Foodmate’s key customers he has worked with for years.
“David will remain a key member of our Global Leadership Team which has responsibility for refining Duravant’s vision and strategy and engaging with our Board of Directors,” Kachmer said. “David’s passions have long been focused on customer relationships and new product development.”
Blom has served as President – Food Processing EMEAI since 2020. He led Duravant’s Key Technology, Marlen, and WECO brands in the region. Blom also will have responsibility for Marlen EMEA and the rest of Foodmate International.
“Erik has had a distinguished career which includes serving as Meyn’s Managing Director (2014-19), Kachmer said. “He will be working with David and the Foodmate’s leadership team to ensure a smooth transition and to prepare the organization for our next phase of growth.”
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 www.foodmateus.com. For Foodmate B.V. visit www.foodmate.nl.
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. For more information, visit www.duravant.com.
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