Insta-Pro International, a leading global manufacturer of processing equipment for the feed and food industry, named Jonathan Kingsbury president and chief executive officer.
Kingsbury’s appointment was effective June 14.
Kingsbury has more than 20 years of senior-level sales and marketing experience in industrial equipment roles as well as a depth of international experience, most recently as Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Hydra-Flex. Prior to that, Kingsbury served as Vice President, Sales for Nilfisk, a global manufacturer of floor cleaning equipment, and Global Director for Ecolab, a global leader in cleaning and sanitizing products.
"Jonathan joins Insta-Pro at an important time for our company, our customers, and the industry" said Nick Santrizos, chairman of the board. "Jonathan has extensive experience leading innovative businesses through hands-on engagement with clients and converting their requirements and feedback into valuable products and services that solve their unique challenges. Insta-Pro is known throughout the animal feed industry for its best-in-class extrusion technology and nutritional expertise. Jonathan is the right leader to build upon our new advances in extrusion technology and lead our clients to a higher level as we strive to meet the increased global demand for protein and the marketplace's selective appetite for quality food products."
“Insta-Pro has a unique company culture focused on taking care of each other and their customers,” said Kingsbury. “As the processing industry continues to evolve, Insta-Pro has been on the forefront bringing larger equipment to market and highlighting proven nutritional advantages for animals and humans. In this respect, Insta-Pro has positioned itself strongly against its competitors who fall short in providing feeding trials and a suite of services to their clients.”
“As the world opens up post-pandemic, I look forward to working with the Insta-Pro team, and welcome the opportunity to meet with Insta-Pro customers and prospects.”
Kingsbury received a BA in philosophy from DePauw University as well as MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Insta-Pro launched a search for a new president and CEO in January when Kevin Kacere announced his intent to retire in April.