Patrick Marmet, who has more than 20 years experience selling industrial equipment, including 10 selling packaging machinery to the food processing industry, has been hired by Key Technology, Walla Walla, Wash., as its area sales manager for France.

Marmet is responsible for selling Key equipment to customers throughout France who process and package food products such as fresh and processed fruits and vegetables and other products, according to a news release from Key.

“Patrick is a strong addition to the Key Technology team,” Andreas Hofman, sales director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Key, said in the release. “With several years of experience selling high quality equipment to food processing companies in France, he already knows many of Key’s customers. Patrick’s strong customer service philosophy, which complements that of the company, together with his technical skills, make him a valuable resource for customers and a terrific asset to our organization.”

Key Technology hires area sales manager for France