CHICAGO, Ill. – Russ Stroner has been promoted to Director of Sales, Americas Business Unit at Provisur Technologies Inc., a leading global provider of high-performance food-processing equipment. Stroner was previously North American Sales Manager, during which time he helped guide the Beehive Formax and Weiler separating, forming and grinding businesses.

Stroner began with the company in 1998 in the service division and he worked his way up to supervisor before being named Key Global Accounts Manager in 2007. He has been instrumental in expanding accounts globally and developing strong strategic partnerships, in addition to spearheading new technologies. He also helped drive the development of Provisur’s latest forming technologies, including the NovaMax500 and VerTex1000 forming systems.

“Russ is a major asset to the Americas account management team. He is an experienced and innovative leader, and will provide our customer base with the sales and technology support they need to grow their business,” said Pat Corcoran, Vice President, Americas Business Unit.

Stroner guides his team to deliver exceptional support and believes in the importance of talking to customers and turning that feedback into a basis for new technologies, he added.

Fluent in English and Spanish, Stroner has a Master Certificate in Business Administration from the Univ. of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the Univ. of Wisconsin.

Provisur Technologies Inc., which offers the family of proven brands AM2C, Beehive, Cashin, Formax, TST and Weiler, offers a complete platform for food processing equipment, including meat recovery, separating, grinding, mixing, material handling, forming, slicing, battering, breading, frying, cooking and freezing equipment for processing beef, poultry, pork and other food products.