Rovema North America Hires Ken Place as Director of Project Management

Mar 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Rovema North America – a subsidiary of Rovema GmbH, which designsand supplies packaging machinery for the food industry – has hired Ken Place as Director of Project Management. In this role, Mr. Place will oversee project management for all new equipment orders to ensure expedient fulfillment and integration into day-to-day customer plant operations. Rovema provides packaging machinery and supplies to the global bakery, confectionary, cereal, snack foods, frozen foods, dry powder, and coffee markets.

Prior to joining Rovema, Mr. Place was the Master Planner/Scheduler for SPAN Packaging/Multi-Pack Solutions, and Project Manager for inside sales at Multi-Pack Atlanta.

“Ken arrives with diversified experience that will help ensure success in his role as Director of Project Management,” said John Panaseny, CEO of Rovema North America. “We are very pleased to welcome him to the Rovema North America team.”

Rovema North America recently made news by purchasing all of Rovema brand-related business from Rovema Packaging Machines, thereby consolidating the Rovema brand in North America.

Mr. Place holds an M.B.A. from Philadelphia University, from which he also received his undergraduate degree in Textile Marketing and Management. A father of three, he resides in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with his wife, Mary.

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About Rovema GmbH

Rovema GmbH is a global packaging machinery supplier that offers best-in-class products employing German-engineered excellence, forward-thinking innovation and optimal customer service. Markets served include bakery, confectionary, cereal, snack foods, frozen foods, dry powder and coffee, among others. The company manufactures and supplies equipment for dosing, vertical form-fill-seal (FFS) pouching, cartoning, and final packaging, as well as fully integrated turnkey systems.


John Panaseny
Rovema North America 
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