RIVERSIDE, Mo. – Marlen International, Inc. announced Kohl Danielle Schrader, Ph.D., has joined the company as a food processing technologist and member of the MARLEN CARE support team.

Dr. Schrader holds a Ph.D. in Meat Science from Iowa State Univ. She has extensive experience in sausage and processed meats production. As a member of the MARLEN CARE team, Dr. Schrader will provide Marlen customers with process oriented support as part of the program.

“Dr. Schrader’s skillset and extensive background in the meat industry will serve as an integral component of our MARLEN CARE program,” said Ron Lussier, director of customer experience. “She joins our customer care team of over 20 trained and certified technical staff and will assist food processors with process improvement consultation related to our Marlen and Carruthers processing equipment offerings.

“Additionally, she is charged with managing our solutions center where she will be directly involved with research and development related to product testing, equipment demonstrations, and more,” Lussier added. “I am confident that Dr. Schrader’s technical background will add significant value to our overall customer experience and we look forward to her contributions.”

Riverside, Mo.-based Marlen International is a leading manufacturer of food processing equipment for a variety of products including meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruit, bakery, confectionery, snacks and dairy goods. The company's products are sold under the Marlen and Carruthers brand names.