Key Technology announces the appointment of Jeff Nickerson as product marketing manager. Nickerson is responsible for marketing all of Key's product lines, which includes world-class automated inspection, specialized conveying, and product preparation systems, to support customers in international markets. His specific focus is the development of emerging opportunities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Asia Pacific, and Latin American regions.

"With his international business experience in the food processing industry and his strong engineering background, Jeff is ideally suited to help Key plan and manage marketing activities in emerging markets," noted Randy Unterseher, Senior Director of Marketing at Key Technology. "Jeff is a valuable resource for our customers and a terrific addition to our team."

Nickerson brings four years of international marketing and engineering experience in the food processing industry to his position at Key. Most recently, he was Product Line Manager at Wright Machinery where, from his base in London, he was responsible for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. Previously, he was Product Line Manager at PPM Technologies where he managed the EMEA region from his base in Kristanstad, Sweden. Nickerson holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University.

"Key Technology is a global market leader known for innovative design, quality engineering, and excellent customer support," noted Jeff Nickerson. "I am excited to bring Key's value-added processing solutions to a broader base of international customers to help them improve their product quality and food safety while increasing their plant efficiencies."