LEOMINSTER, MASS. – Packaging equipment solutions company IMA Dairy & Food USA named automation specialist Alex Donovan its West Coast sales manager.

The company said Donovan will lead customer relations and sales efforts in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii.

IMA Dairy & Food USA shared that it is expanding its sales team as the result of recent growth, noting that in the last quarter of 2022 it took over sales activities for Italy-based machinery suppler AlphaMAC.

“Alex brings intricate knowledge of packaging and automation equipment in a variety of niches, as well as a reputation for growing sales by meeting a diverse set of customer needs,” said Patrick Carroll, president of IMA Dairy & Food USA. “Our western region has the potential for significant market share growth, and Alex’s background, experience and people skills make him ideal for his new role with IMA Dairy & Food.”

Donovan’s previous experience includes seven years with a global packaging machinery manufacturer, including the past three years as a business development manager for an automation division. He earned a bachelor's degree in organizational communication from Marshall University and studied graduate-level communications at Portland State University.