26 Mar New Member Spotlight – Mekitec US, LLC
Mekitec – David Benevento
David Benevento is the National Sales Manager for Mekitec USA. Mr. Benevento works to bring Mekitec’s best value X-Ray message to their customers in both North and South America, where many companies use less – effective forms of Foreign Object detection.
Kelly Allen, Membership Manager for BEMA had an opportunity to ask Mr. Benevento a few questions about himself and the organization.
Q: What drew your company to join BEMA?
A: Mekitec works globally with the baking industry. Due to the importance of baking within the US and the Americas, we identified BEMA as a partner to whom we could share our experiences, but also from whom we could learn.
Q: What do you love most about working in the baking industry?
A: The baking industry is large, constantly evolving, and never stagnant. It is an extremely vibrant and important share of the US economy.
It encompasses a range of companies; from those that are well-established with strong decades-old brands to dynamic new start-ups that are creating new product categories, fulfilling new consumer demands and clawing out their space in the baking market.
Q: What is something new or innovative that your company has done recently?
A: Mekitec was built on the proposition of providing bakers, and other food production manufacturers a growth path from and capability enhancement over their currently installed metal detectors.
With the increasing sanitary standards and regulations, Mekitec provides to the US market extremely cost-effective and reliable X-ray solutions to increase Foreign-Object detection at their Critical Control Points.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
A: My wife, Sandra, and my personal interests revolve around our children; Alex 15 years old, and Isabella 13 years old. We enjoy exploring new cities and countries and supporting their cross-country and volleyball activities. I am a lifelong fisherman. We volunteer for their high-school and club activities, as well as supporting the Ohio Family and Youth Initiative (www.fyiohio.org).
Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
A: My superpower would be to fly. Imagine not having to drive to the airport, surviving delayed or cancelled flights, and paying for increasingly priced tickets. Being serious, I would like to be able to see the world, at times, from a different angle.
Mekitec is a global manufacturer of innovative quality control systems based on X-ray technology for the food industry. We are committed to ensure safe food by providing inspection systems with the best value in the industry. Our X-ray systems are a part of the food production line guaranteeing the quality by detecting and removing food products that contain unwanted foreign objects or other defects by using the latest X-ray imaging and processing technology, resulting in 100% food quality control. We are present on four continents and over 40 countries worldwide. One of our goals is to provide prompt and effective inspection systems and services to meet the requirements of the global food industry. Our corporate mission focuses on delivering the best value and ensuring food safety and quality for our customers. For more information click here.