Gainco, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of yield enhancement and yield tracking systems and equipment for poultry, meat and other food processing operations, announces that Sid Adkins has been promoted to Director of Sales for the company.

In his new responsibilities, Adkins will oversee Gainco’s worldwide sales activities including the development of sales strategies, business development efforts and key account support.

Prior to his promotion, Adkins was a Regional Sales Manager for Gainco, where he managed customer relationships and developed new business with poultry, red meat and seafood processing facilities in a 15-state territory encompassing the Northeastern U.S. and Mid-Atlantic region.

Adkins brings more than 30 years of experience in food processing and packaging to his new post. Prior to joining Gainco in 2007, Adkins was a key customer manager at Convenience Food Systems where he directed and managed the company’s business activities with Smithfield Foods.

He was also formerly with Stork Gamco, where he directed sales and marketing activities and also served as a regional account manager covering the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest territories. His early career in the food processing field was in quality management at Keystone Foods in Pennsylvania and Hudson Foods in Alabama.

Adkins holds a B.S. degree in biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.

Commenting on the promotion of Adkins, Paul Kearney, vice president of sales for Gainco and its parent company Bettcher Industries stated, “Sid brings extensive industry experience and a solid record of accomplishment to the sales director position. He has a proven track record of serving Gainco clients and helping them improve their plant efficiencies, productivity and real-time information reporting capabilities. We look forward to the further contributions he will make in his new role as sales director.”

Established in 1984, Gainco, Inc. provides engineered systems and solutions that improve product yields, quality and safety based on measuring, reporting and optimizing processing operations in the food industry. The company’s technologically advanced systems provide accurate, real-time data and insights that drive product quality, labor savings, and process line improvements.

Gainco systems are engineered for online, real-time information-gathering and reporting. Installed in major meat and poultry processing plants nationwide and outside the U.S., Gainco’s equipment delivers “success you can measure.”

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