Bettcher Industries Inc. is pleased to announce that Zach Van Horn has joined the company as Regional Manager. In this position, Van Horn will be responsible for sales and service activities for Bettcher’s Whizard Trimmer and AirShirz scissors product lines, supporting Bettcher’s meat processing customers in Eastern and Central Iowa plus Illinois.

 Van Horn comes to Bettcher Industries with a background in the meat processing and construction equipment industries. Prior to joining Bettcher Industries, he was a territory manager for Robert Reiser & Co., serving customers in the Upper Midwest including the states of Iowa, Illinois, the Dakotas and Nebraska. He has also served as a strategic account manager for Marel Townsend Further Processing.

 Prior to his work in the meat processing industry, Van Horn held field sales and service positions with two firms in the construction equipment field: Rexco Equipment and Sunbelt Rentals. An Iowa native, Van Horn holds a B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa.

 Commenting on Van Horn’s appointment as regional manager, Scott Gregory, Director of Sales, stated, “We’re pleased to welcome Zach to Bettcher Industries. His experience in supporting key meat processing operations in Iowa and Illinois means he already knows the region and the customer base well. His demonstrated ability to analyze yield improvement options makes him very sensitive to the requirements of plant managers as they seek to optimize their production efficiencies and improve profits. I’m confident he will serve our customers in the region well.”

 Established in 1944, Bettcher Industries, Inc. brings more than six decades of successful innovation to the food processing industry. The company is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative precision cutting tools for food processing, industrial, medical and other operations. Based in the United States, Bettcher Industries is an ISO 9001-certified company with direct distribution and service in more than 50 countries throughout the world. Phone: (440) 965-4422. Website address: