RIVERSIDE, Mo. – Marlen International Inc. appointed Jan Erik Kuhlmann senior vice president of global sales and marketing. Kuhlmann will develop and direct all sales, marketing and business development activities for the company. 

Jan Kuhlmann, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Marlen
Jan Erik Kuhlmann, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Marlen

Kuhlmann brings more than 30 years of industry experience to the job. Before joining Marlen, he served as president for Harpak-ULMA Packaging, a family-run joint venture in the packaging and equipment segment. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Multivac Inc. in Kansas City, Mo.

“Personally, I’m delighted to welcome Jan to the Marlen team,” said Bob Campbell, president of Marlen. “His 30-plus years’ experience and deep knowledge of our industry amplifies the credibility of our company and brands.

“He brings an engaging and collaborative leadership style that is highly respected by many throughout the food processing industry, and we look forward to the utilization of his expertise to drive a number of key strategic initiatives.”

Kuhlmann holds degrees in Foreign Trade and Business and is an active member of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Suppliers’ Committee. He is a former board member of Food Processing Machinery and Suppliers’ Association (FPSA), and has served in a variety of capacities in many other industry and professional affiliations.