John Kuhnz has been promoted to marketing director for Dorner Mfg. Corp. In his new role, Kuhnz will oversee all of the Hartland, Wis.-based company’s marketing and advertising initiatives that support its conveyor platforms. He also will coordinate new product research and development functions for industrial and sanitary markets, as well as lead the company’s public relations, Internet and trade show activities.

Kuhnz joined Dorner in April 2006 as the food marketing manager, where he led the growth and development of the company’s AquaPruf platform. Prior to Dorner, Kuhnz worked for EGA Products, Inc., where he was business development manager responsible for ongoing sales and marketing of custom and standard products.