Carle & Montanari SpA has hired John Hrivnak as its new sales director for USA and Canada.
Hrivnak, who will work from the Raleigh, N.C, home office location of C&M USA, is re-joining the company after previously serving with C&M in sales for eight years, from 1989 to 1997. He reports to Managing Director Moreno Roncato in his new role.
Hrivnak has extensive experience in processing and packaging machinery and systems, including sales and management roles at Baker Perkins, Sigpack Systems/Bosch, C&M, and Bühler.
Specifically, Hrivnak has a strong background in chocolate and confectionery production and wrapping, which will serve the company well in light of the recently announced joint venture between SACMI and IMA to form a new company, Carle & Montanari – OPM.
The new organization creates a partnership that offers the capability of supplying complete solutions for the processing and packaging of chocolate and other finished goods, as well as supplying specified individual machines.