Key Technology, Walla Walla, Wash., hired Cedric Simmons as area sales manager for the Southeast U.S.
Simmons is responsible for bringing the company’s digital sorting, conveying, and process automation systems to food processors and other manufacturers, according to a company news release. Based in Spring Hill, Fla., Simmons will handle territory that includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Simmons has 15 years of experience selling and supporting industrial equipment, including eight years in the food processing industry.
Most recently, Simmons was a senior account executive for DEHN Inc., Fort Pierce, Fla. Previously, he worked for FMC FoodTech (now JBT FoodTech), Chicago, where he held various positions, including business development manager of aftermarket parts and services.