Alvaro Nunez is Key Technology's new Central and Northern California sales manager. ( Courtesy Key Technology )

Key Technology has promoted Alvaro Nunez to area sales manager for Central and Northern California.

Nunez, who joined Key Technology 18 years ago, is based at the company’s Innovation and Solutions Center in Sacramento, of Key Technology’s four global customer visitor centers.

Before the promotion, Nunez was regional manager for Mexico, and based in the company’s Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico. Other positions at Key Technology include an applications engineer in Walla Wall, Wash., and engineering positions with the research and development team and service department, according to a news release.

“With its high concentration of nut, fruit and vegetable processors, this important territory is perfectly aligned with Key’s products and value proposition,” Ray Kramer, senior director of North American sales, in the release. “ … (Alvaro’s) technical knowledge and application expertise, together with his extensive background partnering with our customers, make him a very valuable resource for processors.”