Kevin Howard to head sales, marketing at Provisur
October 28, 2009
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
CHICAGO — Kevin M. Howard has been named vice-president of North American, sales, marketing and service at Provisur Technologies Inc., a food equipment manufacturer. Mr. Howard was promoted to the position from Provisur’s parent company, CC Industries, C.C.I., where he worked on the acquisitions of Beehive, Weiler and Young & Associates and their integration with Formax, in creating Provisur Technologies Inc.
"We are fortunate to have Kevin taking the reins from a dedicated team leader like Dave Brown," said Mel Cohen, chief executive officer. "Having completed the integration of four companies into a single platform, we believe our company is well positioned to undertake the strategic and technical initiatives that are so important to our future. Kevin’s robust leadership skills, knowledge and vision will put our food-processing customers first by promoting the unmatched innovation, service and value of Provisur."
Mr. Howard has strategic experience in sales, marketing and operations. Prior to joining C.C.I. he was a vice-president at Ryerson Inc., one of the largest multinational distributors and processors of metals with annual sales of $6 billion dollars. Before that, he was with the Food Packaging Division at Pliant Corp. as vice-president of sales and general manager, and has held commercial roles within General Electric in marketing management, e-commerce and sales management.
"I am very pleased to have this opportunity to contribute to the company’s future promise," Mr. Howard said. "Provisur empowers food processors with the industry’s broadest capabilities and best value equation. I look forward to providing Provisur’s customers with the high levels of service they deserve and have come to expect."
Provisur Technologies is home to the Beehive brand of meat recovery equipment, the Formax brand of forming and slicing equipment, the Weiler brand of grinding and mixing equipment and the Young & Associates brand of forming equipment. The company is headquartered in Mokena, Ill.