Paul Kearney has joined Bettcher Industries, Inc., as vice president of Sales. In this position, Kearney is responsible for directing the domestic and international sales activities for Bettcher’s Food Processing and Foodservice divisions plus its Gainco subsidiary. Kearney also oversees the company’s direct and company-owned presence in the four leading meat processing regions of the world – the United States, Western Europe, Brazil and China.  
Kearney has extensive industry background in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and related packaging equipment.  Prior to joining Bettcher, he had a 25-year career at Barry Wehmiller Company, where he held a variety of managerial positions in sales and marketing – most recently as vice president of global sales and strategy for the company’s Pneumatic Scale Angelus division. 
Prior to his business career, Kearney was a captain in the United States Army Chemical Corps and served in Desert Storm as a troop leader in the Army’s VII Corp. He holds bachelor degrees in chemistry and military science from the University of Massachusetts.
Commenting on Kearney’s appointment, Don Esch, president, said, “We’re very pleased to welcome Paul to Bettcher Industries. His wide-ranging experience in managing national and international sales and service programs, along with supporting important global enterprises across food-related processing and packaging, aligns well with our goal of providing innovative equipment solutions that increase productivity and achieve 100% customer satisfaction.”