Marlen International announced the appointment of Kathi Jones as the company’s new director of marketing. Jones will manage all strategic marketing efforts under the direction of Jarrod McCarroll, vice president sales and marketing.

Jones possesses more than 15 years’ experience developing and implementing B2B marketing strategies and since 2004, has directed the marketing efforts for food processing and packaging equipment manufacturers such as UltraSource LLC (formerly Koch Equipment LLC) and Multivac Inc.

“We believe that Kathi’s past experience in the food processing industry coupled with her ability to develop and implement marketing strategies that deliver increased revenue and market penetration will contribute toward Marlen International’s continued growth and we are thrilled that she has joined the Marlen team,” stated Jarrod McCarroll.

Headquartered in Riverside, Missouri, Marlen International is a global manufacturer of food processing equipment for a variety of products including meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruit, bakery, confectionaries, snacks and dairy goods. Marlen International products are sold under the Marlen and Carruthers brand names. For more than 50 years, Marlen International has manufactured pumping, portioning, filling, size reduction, thermal processing and material handling equipment for pumping, portioning, filling, dicing, grinding, slicing, reducing, chilling and cooking food products. Hundreds of blue chip food processors turn to Marlen International for highly engineered products, replacement parts, and field services. For more information, visit