Duravant names Key exec Louis Vintro as new chief technology officer
Duravant stayed in the family for its new chief technology officer.
The global engineering and automation systems provider has named Louis Vintro as its new CTO. Vintro had been an executive with Key Technology, which is owned by Duravant, since 2011. Key and Marlen are among Duravant’s food processing-focused providers. Duravant also has several companies that focus on packaging.
“We are very pleased to have Louis at the helm of our technology department,” said Mike Kachmer, CEO, Duravant, in a press release. “His vast experience in engineering and product development ensure he will be an impactful leader of Duravant’s IIoT solutions and critical equipment technologies, as well as NPD and beyond.”
Vintro brings over 25 years of experience in technology development and innovation in capital equipment. At Key, he served as co-president as well as senior vice president of new products and business development and was responsible for the development of Key’s new VERYX sorting platform.
Earlier in his career, Vintro was the vice president and general manager of the Semiconductor Division of ESI, a manufacturer of laser-based wafer fabrication equipment, where he expanded the business through a European technology acquisition and by establishing a Korean product-development partnership. Prior to ESI, Vintro served as senior director of Technical Programs for KLA-Tencor, a manufacturer of laser-based particle inspection equipment in the semiconductor industry, where he was responsible for program management and market introduction of new products.
“The Duravant family of operating companies has a strong position as the market leader of manufactured equipment in food processing, packaging and material handling,” said Vintro. “I look forward to working with the team to promote innovation, collaborate on critical technologies and help strengthen partnerships in order to better serve Duravant’s global customers and partners in these segments.”
Vintro holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s in busines from the The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University.