MULTIVAC ( acquired TVI, the market leader in protein portioning equipment, in January 2017 with strategic plans to enter the realm of protein portioning and slicing. In preparation for full scale launch of TVI for the U.S. in early 2019, MULTIVAC US has hired Chris Mason as sales director for the newly formed Processing Division.

“MULTIVAC is known as the industry leader in packaging equipment with a tremendous level of experience and industry knowledge coming from over 115,000 packaging machines installed worldwide,” said Matt Malott, CEO/president of MULTIVAC US. “As we move into the processing side of the business, we searched for a seasoned professional that would help us provide that same level of industry experience in the portioning and slicing world. Consistent with MULTIVAC’s custom focused reputation, we knew our customers deserved nothing less.”

With more than 30 years of meat portioning and slicing experience, Mason brings a high level of industry expertise to MULTIVAC. Most recently, he managed the TVI meat slicing program as part of his responsibilities at JBT Wolf-tec.

“It is very exciting to get in on the ground floor with MULTIVAC Processing. MULTIVAC’s reputation for providing the industry’s best packaging solutions is very well known and I look forward to contributing toward MULTIVAC becoming the global leader in meat portioning and slicing, as well," said Mason.