RIVERSIDE, MO. — Downers Grove, Ill.-based parent company Duravant has appointed Einar Einarsson president of Marlen International Inc. He will lead strategies to partner with food processors around the world to equip them with Marlen’s high-performance food processing equipment and world class service.

“Einar has an impressive track record driving strategy and operations, and we are excited that he will be leading Marlen through the company’s next phase of growth,” said Mike Kachmer, president and chief executive officer of Duravant. “His depth of industry experience in the food processing sector will further strengthen the customer partnerships and strategic alliances the talented Marlen leadership team has built.”

Einarsson’s more than 20 years of experience in the food processing industry includes leading the North America division of a global provider of food processing solutions serving the Poultry, Meat, Fish and Prepared Foods industries and as a managing director for a manufacturer of high-quality cast aluminum cookware.  

“We are thrilled to have Einar now leading Marlen,” said Bob Campbell, former Marlen president, now transitioning into a Duravant corporate leadership role focused on operational initiatives across the business. “His technical and business acumen will serve our customers, employees and stakeholders well.”

Einarsson received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Iceland and a post-graduate degree in mechanical engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.

“Marlen is a well-established and trusted supplier in the industry, and being part of the Duravant family on its impressive growth journey, I’m excited to bring my experience and to join the great talent we have in the company,” Einarsson said.