James Schak has been named Product Manager of Fluid Bed Processing Equipment for Kason Corp., where he will oversee expansion and technical support of the company's line of Vibro-Bed circular vibratory fluid bed dryers and coolers.
"Kason's circular design offers high energy efficiency and excellent cleanability, plus built-in internal back mixing that allows wetter, sloppier feed materials to be dried with a lower heat history,” Schak said.
Schak, who is credited with numerous advancements in fluid bed drying technology, was previously chem systems national sales manager for GEA Niro in Columbia, MD, and a process engineer for The Witte Co., Washington, NJ.
He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been the instructor for the University of Wisconsin’s Drying Technology Course for more than 13 years.
"We expect him to expand the application range of Kason's circular vibratory design through his wealth of technical expertise," Henry Alamzad, Kason president, said.
In addition to circular fluid bed dryers, coolers and moisturizers, Kason manufactures circular vibratory screeners, centrifugal sifters, and static sieves.