LeMatic is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Kirkland as their new president. Richard steps into John Hamilton’s position, who continues at LeMatic in an advisory capacity.

Kirkland holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His 35+ year career includes over 15 years’ experience in the food processing industry, serving as VP of sales and marketing at APV Baker, as well as electrical engineering manager, then sales engineer at Lanham Machinery. Most recently he served as sales director for esmo USA, an international provider of custom machine engineering, plant engineering and automation.

“We’re very excited to bring Richard into this leadership role on the LeMatic team,” says LeMatic CEO Dale LeCrone. “His previous experience in engineering, sales and marketing, along with his management approach, will meld seamlessly into LeMatic’s day-to-day operations and our plans for the future.”