Mainca USA Inc. has appointed Joseph P. Gould as vice president ofoperations. Mainca USA is the U.S. agent, importer and service center for Mainca Equipamientos Carnicos of Barcelona, Spain. Gould has been with the company for more than six years as a purchasing manager. He comes to the position with 20 years of experience in meat- and food-processing equipment. Gould's responsibilities will include strategic planning of the company’s growth in North America.