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Key Technology Appoints Marco Azzaretti as Optical Product Manager

July 24, 2012 – Key Technology announces the appointment of Marco Azzaretti to the position of Optical Product Manager. Azzaretti is responsible for managing activities that support the development and sales of Key’s laser / camera sorting systems including Manta®, Tegra®, Optyx®, and Veo™, which identify and remove defects and foreign material (FM) to improve product quality and food safety.

“We are very pleased to have Marco managing our optical line of products. He is collaborating with various departments within Key to ensure we pursue a coordinated approach to satisfying customers’ needs worldwide and developing new market opportunities,” said Steve Johnson, Director of Marketing at Key Technology. “With his strong background in strategic product management and the food processing industry, Marco is ideally qualified to take the lead in managing this important family of products.”

Azzaretti brings 15 years of leadership experience in product management with suppliers of food processing technology and other automation equipment. Most recently, he was Product Marketing Manager at BHS North America. Prior to that, he was Director, Product Management at Gerber Scientific and Product Marketing Manager at JBT Corporation. Azzaretti holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Xavier University and earned his MBA from Northwestern University.

“Key has an outstanding reputation for its quality equipment and dedication to customer service,” said Azzaretti. “I am excited about the possibilities as we take Key to the next level and look forward to introducing new products and services that add value to our customers’ operations.”

About Key Technology, Inc.
Key Technology, an ISO-9001 certified company, is a leading designer and manufacturer of process automation systems, integrated electro-optical inspection and sorting systems, and processing systems. Key® systems help processors to improve quality, increase yield, and reduce cost. With worldwide sales representation, the company maintains demonstration and testing facilities at its headquarters and manufacturing divisions in Walla Walla, Washington, USA, and at Key Technology BV in Beusichem, the Netherlands. The company's common stock trades on the Global Market tier of The NASDAQ Stock MarketSM under the symbol: KTEC.

 
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