Somic America adds new East Coast sales manager
Somic America has added Ryan Schumacher as its new East Coast Sales Manager. Schumacher will work out of Wilmington, North Carolina, and report directly to Senior Vice President of Sales Peter Fox.
Somic cited Schumacher’s experience with case packaging equipment as a benefit he’ll bring to customers. He joins Somic — a leading manufacturer of end-of-line secondary packaging systems — after working as a mechanical packaging systems specialist with Westrock Automated Packaging Systems in Orlando. He posted solid results selling fully automatic case erectors, packers, tray formers and wraparound systems to food and beverage, pharmaceutical, distribution and industrial companies in Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico.
Previously, he worked for a variety of companies in sales positions, developing relationships with Fortune 500 packaging accounts, such as Conagra Foods, Georgia Pacific, Nestle USA, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Shell Oil Company and Tyson Foods, to name a few. It’s been a successful path since he graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in economics.
“My first job after graduation was in the finance world, but I learned I was more passionate and excited about solution selling,” said Schumacher, who grew up in the Chicago area. “That passion and my competitive nature will help me sell Somic’s automated equipment. My biggest immediate challenge will be getting the word out about Somic up and down the Eastern seaboard, but I am really impressed with the mechatronic products we have to offer in the cartoning world.”
Schumacher can be reached at [email protected].