Benchmark Welcomes New Vice President of Sales

Jul 21, 2020

Rich Arnold Joins Benchmark as V.P. of Sales

Rich Arnold Joins Benchmark Team

STATHAM, Ga., July 21, 2020 – Benchmark, a leader in distribution and loading solutions to the food and bakery industries, recently announced the addition of Rich Arnold as Vice President of Sales to provide sales leadership and strategic direction for Benchmark, Kleenline and Southern’s North American regional sales organization.

Rich brings over 20 years of sales experience, particularly in automation and equipment manufacturing within technology, processing, and packaging industries. The majority of his career has been spent helping manufacturers leverage new technology to improve their processes and lowering their bottom line costs. Within the last ten years, his focus has evolved into sharing his methods with sales teams through coaching, process improvement and time management. In his most recent position, Rich led sales for secondary packaging machinery within North and South American territories.

In his new role, Rich looks forward to sharing ideas with our Regional Sales Managers and working with all facets of the business to sustain Benchmark’s continuous growth, while maintaining the company’s reputation for world class packaging solutions. We are glad to have Rich as part of our team and encourage customers to introduce themselves as he gets settled.

"We’re all excited to have Rich join our team. His technical experience, combined with his tenure in sales management, is the perfect combination for Benchmark. This skill set is ideal for helping Benchmark grow its sales presence and continue offering superior custom solutions to our customers." -Mike Rupert, GM Benchmark

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About Southern

Southern’s pouch packaging equipment offers speed, versatility and precision in horizontal form-fill-seal solutions designed for food and non-food industries. For over 55 years, we’ve created high-performing pouch machines and integrated systems to increase productivity with less downtime.

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