tna ( has announced the appointment of Piet Ising as new group product manager of conveying, general foods. A specialist in vibratory, heavy-duty distribution technology, Ising will work closely with tna’s global sales and engineering teams to further build the company’s expertise in the general foods sector, including the expansion of tna’s portfolio of full washdown solutions for the fresh and frozen industry. From raw material handling equipment, industrial fryers, freezing tunnels and vibratory conveyors to all stainless steel packaging systems, tna now offers complete processing and packaging lines for a wide range of applications, including French fries, pellet snacks and potato chips, further strengthening its position as a single source supplier to the food industry.
With more than 30 years of experience in the food processing industry, Ising has worked for a number of leading equipment manufacturers as well as setting up his own businesses. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the design, manufacturing and installation of high pressure vibratory distribution systems, plus a proven track record in improving customers’ processing methods and line efficiencies. Together with his in-depth expertise in blending, grading and coating processes, Piet’s engineering skills and market knowledge will be instrumental in growing tna’s portfolio of turnkey distribution solutions for high-density foods like fresh, blanched and frozen vegetables.
“The fresh and frozen food sector presents some immense opportunities and we’re keen to support food manufacturers in this category with our full range of integrated processing and packaging solutions,” comments Peter Oussoren, chief sales officer at tna. “Piet was the ideal candidate for this role as he not only has the product and industry knowledge, but also possesses the business acumen to support customers with turnkey solutions that will ensure long-term operational and commercial success.”
Commenting on his appointment, Ising says: “tna’s expertise and capabilities in the snacks sector are well-recognized across the food industry. The company designs and manufacturers some of the most innovative food processing and packaging equipment on the market. I’m thrilled to be able to help tna expand its footprint in the wider food processing industry and look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise with both the team and our customers.”