Mepaco, part of the Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation family, announces a new addition to the sales and support team – Jason Gazzana. Mepaco provides food processing equipment including thermal processing solutions, mixers, blenders, cookers, augers, dumpers, sanitary conveyors and material handling systems to food manufacturers.

Gazzana’s role is to continuously improve and automate the quoting processes and to assist with sales development. Gazzana will focus on the Mepaco group, but also assist Apache’s other business groups, which include ASME tanks and portable vessels.

Having held positions in sales, customer service, estimating and mechanical design, he brings over ten years experience in the food manufacturing industry to Mepaco.

Regarding the new position Dennis Buehring, Vice President of Sales and Marketing says, “We are fortunate to have Jason lead our automation efforts. With his engineering and estimating background, he can implement initiatives that will drive increased efficiency and response. He is an excellent fit to join our accomplished estimator team, Kelly Kittleson and Scott Scharnell.”

“Jason is on a fast-track pace to employ these sales development programs. He will be helping us fulfill our goals and at the same time create a knowledge base for our products, markets and applications so he can service customers in the future in a full capacity territory-based sales management role.”

Mepaco provides sanitary design equipment to demanding regulatory compliance industries. Food processing equipment products are cleanable to a microbiological level, accessible for inspection and maintenance and validated for industry cleaning and sanitizing protocols. For more information about Mepaco, visit