IMA Dairy & Food USA ( – whose parent company develops and manufactures complete packaging lines and individual machines for the dairy and food industries – has hired industry veteran Patrick Carroll as President. Mr. Carroll will lead U.S. operations with a focus on sales and marketing, as the company continues its expansion into the dairy and food business segment.

Prior to joining IMA, Mr. Carroll was vice president of sales at Krones Inc., and before that principal engineer at Ocean Spray Cranberries. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Wentworth Institute of Technology, a degree in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and an M.S. of Management from the Lesley School of Management. He resides in Kingston, MA with his wife Marianne and two daughters.

IMA Dairy & Food USA serves the dairy and food industries with a portfolio covering nearly all areas of packaging machine application. The company’s product range includes filling and sealing machines (FS) for preformed cups and bottles, and forming, filling and sealing machines (FFS) for packaging products in the food, dairy, beverage segment filled up to the aseptic level, as well as wrapping machines for packaging butter, margarine, and similar items.
IMA Dairy & Food USA also specializes in aseptic vertical form, fill and seal machines for stick packs and pouches (with the corresponding dosing systems), as well as FS and FFS machines for packaging single portions of coffee, honey, jam, etc.