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Key Technology Appoints Alvaro Núñez as Regional Manager for Mexico

Al Nunez

September 1, 2015 – Key Technology announces the promotion of Alvaro Núñez to Regional Manager for Mexico. Núñez is responsible for developing sales to bring Key’s high performance digital sorters, conveying solutions and process automation systems to food processors in Mexico.

“Alvaro has extensive experience with our equipment and a deep understanding of our customers. His technical and industry knowledge enables him to quickly deliver tremendous value to food processors,” said Steve Johnson, Senior Director Latin America and Asia Sales. “Since Key opened its sales and service office in Mexico in 2002, we’ve built strong relationships and established our leadership position. We’re thrilled to have Alvaro join the sales team and focus on partnering with our customers to accelerate our momentum in this important growth market.”

Núñez has been with Key for 15 years, working at the company’s world headquarters in Walla Walla, Washington USA. Most recently, he was an Applications Engineer, collaborating closely with Sales Engineering to create the optimal solutions that meet each customer’s specific needs and working directly with food processors in the field, contributing his applications expertise. Previously, he held engineering positions with Key’s Research & Development team as well as its Service department. Núñez holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Guadalajara Mexico.

Born and raised in Mexico, Núñez will relocate to Key Technology’s office in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico.

“Key has a fantastic opportunity to expand its business in Mexico with products and services that perfectly match the needs of food processors in this region. Our complete range of belt- and chute-fed sorters, along with conveying and other processing technologies, are ideal for fresh and processed fruits and vegetables as well as nuts, snacks and other foods for both domestic consumption and export,” said Núñez. “I look forward to working with Mexican food processors to help them raise the quality of their products and improve their production efficiencies.”

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About Key Technology, Inc.

Key Technology (NASDAQ: KTEC) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of process automation systems including digital sorters, conveyors, and processing equipment. Applying processing knowledge and application expertise, Key helps customers in the food processing and other industries improve quality, increase yield, and reduce cost. An ISO-9001 certified company, Key manufactures its products at its headquarters in Walla Walla, Washington, USA and in Beusichem, the Netherlands; Hasselt, Belgium; and Redmond, Oregon, USA. Key offers customer demonstration and testing services at five locations including Walla Walla, Beusichem, and Hasselt as well as Sacramento, California, USA and Melbourne, Australia; and maintains a sales and service office in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico.


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