CHICAGO — Provisur Technologies Inc., a food equipment manufacturer, has appointed Kevin M. Howard to vice-president of North American sales, marketing and service. Mr. Howard was promoted to the position from Provisur’s parent company, CC Industries (C.C.I.), where he worked on the acquisitions of Beehive, Weiler and Young & Associates and their integration with Formax, in creating Provisur Technologies Inc.

"We are fortunate to have Kevin taking the reins from a dedicated team leader like Dave Brown," said Mel Cohen, chief executive officer. "Having completed the integration of four companies into a single platform, we believe our company is well positioned to undertake the strategic and technical initiatives that are so important to our future. Kevin’s robust leadership skills, knowledge and vision will put our food-processing customers first by promoting the unmatched innovation, service and value of Provisur."

Mr. Howard has strategic experience in sales, marketing and operations. He came to C.C.I. after serving as a vice-president at Ryerson Incorporated, one of the largest multinational distributors and processors of metals with annual sales of $6 billion dollars. Before that, he served within the Food Packaging Division at Pliant Corporation as vice president sales and general manager, and has held commercial roles within General Electric in marketing management, e-commerce and sales management.

"I am very pleased to have this opportunity to contribute to the company’s future promise," Mr. Howard said. "Provisur empowers food processors with the industry’s broadest capabilities and best value equation. I look forward to providing Provisur’s customers with the high levels of service they deserve and have come to expect."

Provisur Technologies is home to the Beehive brand of meat recovery equipment, the Formax brand of forming and slicing equipment, the Weiler brand of grinding and mixing equipment and the Young & Associates brand of forming equipment. The company is headquartered in Mokena, Ill.