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Foodmate US announces Dave Knight as Director of Aftermarket

BALL GROUND, Ga. (May 2, 2023) – Foodmate US President Jim James has announced the addition of Dave Knight as Director of Aftermarket.

Knight, who will report directly to James, comes to Foodmate US with over 20 years of service experience across multiple industries, including plastics, oil, gas, and, most recently, the food processing and packing industry.

He joins Foodmate after serving as Senior Service Manager at a food processing and packaging company, leading a team of 25 that included a service coordinator, installation managers, field managers, and technical specialists. He has previously worked with other companies as a Field Service Engineer/Project Manager, Electronics Technician, and Field Engineer.

Knight starts his new position on May 22 and will work out of the Foodmate US Ball Ground, Ga. headquarters.

Knight is a U.S. Navy veteran who served four years, mainly aboard submarines. Away from work, he and his family enjoy hiking, camping, and traveling the country.

The Foodmate team welcomes Dave to our ever-growing organization and wishes him much success in his new role!


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


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