Fairfield packaging equipment firm names new sales manager for processing division

MG America, the Fairfield-based U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy, and a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment, on Tuesday said it hired longtime manufacturing machinery professional Jim McKee as sales manager for its Processing Division. In this role, McKee will spearhead North American sales efforts for the company’s portfolio of capsule filling, material handling and check-weighing equipment.

McKee brings more than two decades of equipment sales expertise to MG America — including a nine-year stint with the company earlier in his career. Most recently, he was a regional sales manager for Glatt Group, an integrated process solutions provider. Prior to that, he had a successful 10-year tenure as a sales manager with IMA North America.

“Having enjoyed significant success with us earlier in his career, Jim brings a deep familiarity with MG America’s equipment offerings, key differentiators and customer base,” Claudio Radossi, president of MG America, said. “He’s returning to us with an even more impressive track record of sales growth and customer relationship building, plus extensive knowledge of the industry’s evolving needs, standards and technologies.”

McKee earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Rutgers University in New Jersey.