Foodmate US has named Barry Jefcoat as its new Area Sales Manager.

In his role at Foodmate US, Jefcoat will be responsible for sales management and customer relations for clients in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

Jefcoat has more than 20 years of poultry industry experience. He started his career as an advanced management trainee in a poultry processing plants. His experience includes work in plant operations, deboning processing management, customer service management and sales management.

Prior to joining Foodmate US, Jefcoat was territory sales manager and regional account manager at several large poultry processing systems manufacturers.

“Barry has an extensive background in the poultry industry,” said Foodmate US President Scott Hazenbroek. “His hands-on experience in poultry processing and plant operations, give him a unique understanding of our customers’ needs. His industry expertise is an asset to our team.”   A former collegiate athlete, Jefcoat earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Southern Mississippi. His performance has awarded him several acknowledgments and titles throughout his career.

Jefcoat lives in Magnolia, Miss., with his wife, Melissa. They have three daughters, Taylor, 19, Carrington, 15, and Timber Ann, 10. He enjoys spending time with his family, participating in local mission work, coaching fast-pitch softball and hunting.

 Foodmate is a leading poultry processing equipment manufacturer based in the Netherlands. Founded by industry experts in early 2006, the company quickly expanded its worldwide distribution into North and South America with the launch of Foodmate US in 2010. Foodmate has since become the committed and reliable partner of major poultry processing companies worldwide. For Foodmate U.S. visit or call 678-819-5270. For Foodmate B.V. visit or call +31-186630240.