Expansion and Growth Prompt Hiring at Western States

Deborah L. Daily
+1 317.845.0830

International Sales Manager, Arturo Gomez

Western States - Arturo Gomez[Fairfield, OH, U.S.A. - March 23, 2016] - Arturo Gomez, Western States’ new International Sales Manager, is making a big impact on Western States’ presence in Latin America and other territories. Having joined Western States on November 2, 2015, his first quarter at Western States has proven to be both beneficial and profitable.

Gomez, a multi-lingual sales professional with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Gomez has experience in the following industries: International Food and Beverage, Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Pharmaceutical, Paper, and Coatings.

While working for International Food Products Corporation, Ingredion, ECOLAB and DuPont, Gomez’s client base consisted of top Fortune 500 companies such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Kellogg’s, Nestlé, Kraft Foods, and General Electric.

His areas of expertise include technical sales & international business development, R&D, quality control, food processing, specialty chemicals, commodity/futures, and marketing analysis.

"We are excited to have Arturo join the Western States family. His extensive experience in Latin America and International Sales are an excellent addition to our continued and future growth in that region," shares Robert Sinnard, President of Western States.

As International Sales Manager, Gomez brings fifteen years of sales experience; including ten years in international sales and eight years in capital equipment sales. Gomez, a native of Mexico, relocated with his wife and two children to the United States 13 years ago.

About Western States

Founded in 1917, Western States is the only remaining United States-based sugar centrifuge/centrifugal manufacturer (machines utilized to separate liquids from solids). Brand names include Western States, Roberts Centrifugals, and TITAN. Western States has majority ownership in Big Tecnologia and Colmena in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. BIG Tecnologia and Colmena service the sugar and ethanol industries with engineering, customer support, replacement parts, and equipment rebuild services. Additionally, Western States is a distributor for Riera Nadeu, S.A. located in Barcelona, Spain.

While Western States originated to develop and manufacture improvements for centrifugals in the sugar industry, expansion occurred in 1950 to include centrifuges for non-sugar industries including the separation of fine chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Since its humble beginnings, Western States has grown to become a global supplier for both the Sugar and Chem/Pharma industries, with more than 6,000 centrifugals installed world-wide.

Western States is located at 625 Commerce Center Drive, Fairfield, Ohio U.S.A. and can be reached by telephone +1 513.863.4758; by email innovation@westernstates.com; or via the website at www.westernstates.com.

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