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October 20, 2020

Jason will lead the company’s three global locations

Creston, IA: Vanmark, an industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, announces the promotion of Jason Davis to Vice President. In his new role, Jason will oversee all Vanmark’s operations: Creston, Iowa and Boise, Idaho USA and Bangalore, India.

Jason has been with Vanmark for over 10 years, as Operations Manager then General Manager in Creston, before taking this new role. In that time, he’s led the business to outperform its industry peers, something CEO Bob Grote looks forward to seeing expanded to the additional locations.

Jason’s led with aplomb, surrounding himself with fantastic talent and pushing them to record achievements. I am personally grateful for the last decade that Jason has dedicated to Vanmark and am very enthusiastic as to what the future can be for Vanmark under his leadership.

At Vanmark’s Boise operation, Kris Hearst has transitioned to a customer service role from General Manager in anticipation of her retirement in spring 2021. Mike Scott has been promoted to Engineering Manager and Mike Leavitt has been promoted to Operations Manager. Both report to Davis.

About Vanmark

Vanmark expertly manufactures industrial potato and produce processing equipment that optimizes in-process storage, washing, peeling and cutting processes. Learn more at

Jessica Gray
Grote Company, Vanmark
+1 614-868-8414