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CONTACT: Middleby Food Processing Group
Carolynn Coiner
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February 2, 2024 (Elk Grove Village, IL) — Cozzini today announced the appointment of Zach Bearson to Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cozzini. He succeeds Jim Gaydusek who will be retiring.

Jim Gaydusek joined Cozzini in 1996, beginning as Northeast Region Sales Manager and progressing to Sales Director and then Vice President. In each role, he was directly responsible for the expansion of territories and international sales growth.

“Jim has had many significant accomplishments over his 27 year career with Cozzini including the advancement of pet food processing lines. We are very appreciative of Jim’s dedication and are pleased he will continue part time,” said PJ Samson Group President of Cozzini, Danfotech, Filtration Automation, MP Equipment, and Middleby Mexico. “Zach is a strong addition to our team and will implement global marketing initiatives to expand our reach and drive growth.”

Bearson comes to Cozzini with extensive industry experience in business development. His strategic planning resulted in exponential growth in past roles. He will ensure the product portfolio and services continue to meet and exceed customer expectations while capitalizing on emerging opportunities.

Zach holds an undergraduate economics degree from University of Wisconsin and a marketing management MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Cozzini provides a comprehensive range of grinding, blending, emulsion, material handling and slicing equipment setting the standard for quality and many years of reliable productivity. A part of Middleby Food Processing complete line solutions.

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