March 14, 2023 – Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the promotion of Rudy Sanchez to Food Handling Systems Product Manager - Americas. Sanchez is responsible for managing activities throughout North America and Latin America that support the development, marketing and sales of Key’s high-performance food handling equipment, including vibratory conveyors, rotary sizing and grading systems and more.
“Innovation at Key is driven by the continual state of evolution in the food processing industry and its impact on our customer needs. Rudy’s role is to maintain a dynamic connection with our customers to understand their unique equipment requirements, then leveraging those insights to develop the next generation of Key Technology food handling systems,” said Marco Azzaretti, Senior Director of Marketing – Americas at Key. “Rudy’s technical knowledge, application expertise and intimate familiarity with our customers’ operations is unmatched.”
Sanchez has been with Key for over 30 years, holding a variety of positions, including in sales, applications engineering, engineering management and product management, in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Most recently, he was Process Systems Development and Sustaining Engineering Manager and, prior to that, Engineering Manager for the EMEIA region. Sanchez holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Walla Walla University.
“Here at Key, we constantly work to add more value to our customers’ operations, whether it’s designing the ideal transfer shaker or developing a challenging new solution design, such as our recently introduced Zephyr, that other equipment suppliers won’t even attempt. Our team provides complete, turnkey processing lines that integrate a combination of Key equipment and third-party systems – all backed by our world-class customer service organization,” said Sanchez. “I’m excited to partner with our customers to improve their production efficiencies and enhance product quality and food safety.”
About Key Technology, Inc.
Key Technology is a global leader in the design and manufacture of automation systems including digital sorters, conveyors and other processing equipment. Applying processing knowledge and application expertise, Key helps customers in the food processing and other industries improve quality, increase yield and reduce cost. Key manufactures its products in Walla Walla, Washington, USA; Redmond, Oregon, USA; and in Beusichem, the Netherlands. Key’s USA facilities are certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Key offers customer demonstration and testing services at five locations including Walla Walla and Beusichem as well as Hasselt, Belgium; Sacramento, California, USA; and Melbourne, Australia; and maintains a sales and service office in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico. Key is a Duravant Company. For more information, visit www.key.net.
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 www.duravant.com.