Piet Ising was appointed as tna's group product manager of conveying-general foods. A specialist in vibratory, heavy-duty distribution technology, Ising will work with tna’s global sales and engineering teams to further build the company’s expertise in the general foods sector, including the expansion of tna’s portfolio of full washdown solutions for the fresh and frozen industry. From raw material handling equipment, industrial fryers, freezing tunnels, and vibratory conveyors to all stainless steel packaging systems, tna now offers complete processing and packaging lines for a range of applications.
With more than 30 years of experience in the food processing industry, Ising has worked for several equipment manufacturers and he has set up his own businesses. He brings a wealth of experience in the design, manufacturing, and installation of high pressure vibratory distribution systems, plus a track record in improving customers’ processing methods and line efficiencies. With his in-depth expertise in blending, grading, and coating processes, Ising’s engineering skills and market knowledge will be instrumental in growing tna’s portfolio of turnkey distribution solutions for high-density foods such as fresh, blanched, and frozen vegetables.
“The fresh and frozen food sector presents some immense opportunities and we’re keen to support food manufacturers in this category with our full range of integrated processing and packaging solutions,” says Peter Oussoren, chief sales officer at tna. “Piet was the ideal candidate for this role as he not only has the product and industry knowledge, but also possesses the business acumen to support customers with turnkey solutions that will ensure long-term operational and commercial success.”
The appointment follows the launch of tna’s first full washdown vf/f/s system, the tna arctic 3. With its hygienic design, the machine runs efficiently and reliably in wet and cold processing environments, making it the ideal solution for the fresh and frozen sector, where frequent sanitation is essential to comply with stringent global hygiene standards.
“tna’s expertise and capabilities in the snacks sector are well-recognized across the food industry,” Ising says. “The company designs and manufacturers some of the most innovative food processing and packaging equipment on the market. I’m thrilled to be able to help tna expand its footprint in the wider food processing industry and look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise with both the team and our customers.”