Walla Walla manufacturer Key Technology has appointed a new area sales manager for France.
Patrick Marmet will bring Key's equipment, including automated inspection and sorting systems, specialized conveying and processing machines, to customers in France.
The target market is companies that process and package food products, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, snacks and coffee as well as chemicals, plastics and paper.
Marmet brings the company more than 20 years of experience selling industrial equipment. Ten of those years were spent selling packaging machinery to the food processing industry. He already knows many of Key's customers, said Andreas Hoffman, sales director of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Key Technology BV.
Most recently Marmet was an area sales manager for TNA Europe. In his new position for Key, he is based near Lyon, France.