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Key Technology Names Tyrone Foster Process Systems Product Manager

November 14, 2012

Key Technology has appointed Tyrone Foster as process systems product manager. Foster is responsible for planning and managing activities that support the development and sales of Key’s Smart Shaker suite of vibratory conveyors, which includes Iso-Flo, Impulse, and Horizon conveyors. He also manages Key’s Turbo-Flo steam blancher/cooker/pasteurizer, Farmco sizers and graders, Hi-Flo air cleaners, Veg-Mix blending systems, and more.

“Tyrone is managing an important group of products from early, conceptual stages through the product life cycle. He will collaborate with Key’s sales, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and operational areas to help identify and pursue new market opportunities and meet customers’ needs,” said Steve Johnson, director of marketing at Key Technology. “With his strategic product planning experience and his strong relationship-building skills, he is a great addition to our team.”

Foster brings 14 years of product management experience to his new position. Most recently, he was market segment manager at Tektronix. Previously, he was senior marketing manager at Fluke Corp., and prior to that, he spent 10 years at Hewlett-Packard in various positions including senior program manager – global marketing operations. Foster holds a bachelor’s degree in microelectronic engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

“Key is an innovative, market-driven company that offers a strong value proposition to its customers with dependable equipment that improves efficiencies and product quality,” said Foster. “In my new position, I am working closely with various departments within Key to ensure we pursue a coordinated approach to maximizing this value through both new and existing products.”

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