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

Duravant and Foodmate US Announce Management Team Changes

BALL GROUND, Ga. (March 2022) – Duravant President & CEO Mike Kachmer has announced that Jim James, who previously served as Senior Vice President of Service Operations for Foodmate US, has been promoted to President.

Scott Hazenbroek, who has served as President, will transition into a Senior Advisor role and remain a member of Duravant’s Executive Leadership Team.

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

In his new role, Hazenbroek will provide strategic leadership for Foodmate’s research & development, mergers and acquisitions, and emerging market initiatives. He will continue to support the management team at Foodmate US, which is owned by Duravant.



About Foodmate

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


About Duravant

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


Foodmate Media Contact:
Silvana Paterno
Marketing Communications Manager
678 819 5271

Duravant Media Contact:
Eleni Yianas
Vice President, Marketing
630 635 3914


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