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Gainco Makes New Managerial Appointments in Sales, Parts & Service
Gainesville, Ga., July 11, 2012 - Gainco, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of weighing, packaging, food inspection and other yield enhancement systems for the meat, poultry and food processing industries, announces new managerial appointments at the company.
Stephen P. Abram has been named Regional Sales Manager – Southwest Region. In this position, Abram is responsible for managing customer relationships and developing new business with poultry, red meat and seafood processing facilities located in the states of Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Louisiana, plus California.
Abram brings more than 30 years of experience in food processing equipment to his new post. He has strong capabilities in evaluating and improving manufacturing processes based on an in-depth knowledge of plant production dynamics – skills that will support customers in a variety of ways such as equipment ROI analysis and production planning.
Prior to joining Gainco, Abram held a variety of sales management and business development positions for several industry-leading equipment manufacturers. His early career was with Baader-Johnson Food Equipment where held positions of increasing responsibility, culminating as director of sales and marketing.
Abram has also worked as a regional sales manager and business development specialist for Stork Food Systems, Conveyor Technology, Inc. and UltraSource.
Gainco also announces that Michael D. Wright, Jr. has been appointed Parts & Service Manager. In this position, Wright manages Gainco’s Blue Ribbon Service division and is responsible for the delivery of all parts and contracted service work to the company’s customer base. Wright also works closely with Gainco’s regional sales managers in supporting their key accounts on parts and service needs.
Wright has more than 20 years of experience in the food industry, primarily poultry growing and processing equipment. Before joining Gainco, he was employed by Jamesway Incubation Company as a regional sales manager. Wright also held managerial positions, including parts management, at several other food processing companies including Merial Select Labs, Coca-Cola, and Systeng Automation Systems. He holds a B.A. degree in business administration from West Georgia College in Carrolton, Ga.
Commenting on the two new managerial appointments at Gainco, Joe Cowman, General Manager, said, “Steve and Mike bring extensive experience and a solid record of accomplishment to their new positions, as well as to our company. Both of them have been successful in solving processing challenges for major processing firms in the food industries. Their consultative approach and knowledge of equipment, systems and components will help our customers improve their efficiencies, productivity and real-time information reporting capabilities.”
Since 1984, Gainco, Inc. has been a developer of online electronic weighing, sizing and distribution systems for the poultry, meat and seafood processing industries. The company’s comprehensive product line includes sizing and distribution systems, weigh/bagging and bulking systems, vertical form-fill-seal systems, x-ray and metal detectors for detection of foreign objects, as well as a complete range of scale equipment.
All Gainco systems are engineered for online, real-time information-gathering and reporting, thereby enhancing plants’ abilities to evaluate, refine and improve their processing practices.
Gainco serves the needs of domestic and international customers. Its systems and equipment are installed in major meat processing plants nationwide and outside the U.S. The company is a subsidiary of Bettcher Industries, Inc.
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Gainco Named Exclusive Authorized Distributor of Viking Masek Product to the U.S. Polultry Processing Industry
Gainesville, Ga., January 5, 2012 - Gainco, Inc., a leading manufacturer of yield management, packing and distribution systems for meat and poultry processors, announces an agreement with Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies, in which Gainco has been named the exclusive authorized distributor and reseller of Viking vertical form-fill-seal packaging machinery and systems to the poultry processing industry in the U.S.A.
The agreement became effective on November 1, 2011.
Viking is one of the world’s best-established brands in the VFFS (vertical form-fill-seal) field. Its machines are recognized for their rugged design that delivers superior performance along with ease of use and long-term reliability.
An example of Viking equipment that is ideally suited for the poultry processing environment is the VFFS ES-400 model. This ultra-sanitary VFFS unit easily withstands the harshest chemical washdown procedures. This unit is perfect for bagging fresh and frozen poultry products. Its open, easy-access design features a full stainless steel angled frame and servo-drive actuation. It operates at speeds up to 60 cycles per minute, while accommodating all popular bag styles such as flat-bottom, gusseted, Euroslot/hole punch and pillow styles.
The ES-400 unit can accommodate many function options and accessories, infeed and takeaway containers. It integrates seamlessly into existing poultry processing operations, including operations utilizing fillers, printers, metal detectors, label applicators, checkweighers and other equipment.
Commenting on the new sales agreement with Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies, Don Esch, president of Gainco stated, “We’re pleased to have been named the exclusive authorized distributor to the poultry processing industry in America. The Viking brand is well-respected in the packaging field – particularly the ES, Velocity and other machines that are highly suited to poultry applications. The Viking line is a fine fit with Gainco’s own equipment, so we can offer better system solutions as a result.”
Viking and Gainco products will be on joint display at the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, Ga., on January 24-26, 2012 at Booth #4859.
Gainco, Inc. is a leading supplier of yield management systems, packing systems, foreign object detection systems, plus weighing, sizing and distribution systems for the meat, poultry and seafood processing industries. The company offers design engineering, equipment manufacturing and systems delivery/installation for poultry processing facilities nationwide and outside the U.S. It also offers comprehensive equipment service through its Blue Ribbon Service unit.
Gainco is a subsidiary of Bettcher Industries, Inc.
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Gainco Named Exclusive Authorized Distributor of Anritsu Products to the U.S. Poultry Processing Industry
Gainesville, Ga., December 20, 2011 – Gainco, Inc., a leading manufacturer of yield management systems and supplier of foreign object detection systems for meat and poultry processors, announces an agreement with Anritsu Industrial Solutions USA, Inc. in which Gainco has been named the exclusive authorized distributor and reseller of Anritsu-brand HD
0x-ray inspection systems, checkweighers, combination systems and related quality control software to the poultry processing industry in the U.S.A.
The agreement became effective on October 12, 2011.
Anritsu is one of the most established equipment brands in the x-ray detection field. The company’s roots date back more than 40 years, and the first Anritsu x-ray systems were introduced in 2000. Since then, more than 7,000 units have been installed worldwide, even as the product line has continually evolved.
Anritsu x-ray detection systems are recognized for their superior performance, reliability and sophisticated quality control capabilities. The KD7400 series x-ray systems have been proven to be the most accurate systems available globally. Multi-layer detection algorithms, HD 0.4 mm diode arrays and other inherent design features maximize the ability to find contaminants within the product being inspected, with virtually zero false rejects.
As an example, the Anritsu Dual X inspection system analyzes two different x-ray energy signals, enabling the capability to distinguish between the product and contaminants. The result is superior detection of thin, low-density bones and other high- and low-density contaminants, making it the ideal detection equipment for poultry processors.
In addition, the Anritsu pipeline unit offers superior detection of bone and other foreign objects including metal, glass, and stone in deboned, ground and poultry trim products.
Commenting on the new sales agreement with Anritsu Industrial Solutions, Don Esch, president of Gainco stated, “We’re pleased to be named Anritsu’s exclusive authorized distributor to the poultry processing industry in America. The Anritsu brand is well-respected – and justifiably so. Together, we can offer solutions that pair Gainco’s highly effective yield enhancement systems and equipment with the precision-engineered x-ray detection systems that Anritsu manufactures.”
Anritsu and Gainco products will be on joint display at the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, Ga., on January 24-26, 2012 at Booth #4859.
Gainco, Inc. is a leading supplier of yield management systems, foreign object detection systems, plus weighing, sizing and distribution systems for the meat, poultry and seafood processing industries. The company offers design engineering, equipment manufacturing and systems delivery/installation for poultry processing facilities nationwide and outside the U.S. It also offers comprehensive equipment service through its Blue Ribbon Service unit.
Gainco is a subsidiary of Bettcher Industries, Inc.
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