Our Team

The CMS team of professionals puts experience and know-how to work for you.

Heath, President

Throughout his nearly 30 years working in the poultry industry, Heath has amassed a wide range of experience that is vital to his leadership role at CMS. He most recently served as president of an international processing equipment company’s North American division. Heath also served in sales with the company including vice president of sales. He began his career working in several processing plant positions including quality control, deboning manager and plant manager. Heath has served on USPOULTRY’s Board of Directors as an allied member.

Stanley, Vice President

Stanley has over 30 years of experience in the poultry industry with a wide range of capacities. He served as Vice President of an international processing equipment company’s North American division which included service and sales. Stanley began his career in processing and maintenance in several processing plants.

Toni, Chief Financial Officer

Toni joined CMS after more than 25 years in the healthcare industry. Toni has a strong background in major system implementations as well as IT and financial operations. She holds Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from Georgia State University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia.

Jim, Sales Support

Jim works in sales support, assisting the sales and manufacturing divisions. He has a strong background in overhead conveyance and water reuse equipment. Jim has nearly 35 years of experience in the poultry industry. He and a partner began Diversified Machine Products, a poultry processing equipment company, in 1987. They sold Diversified in 2010 to a national poultry equipment manufacturer and he served as its general manager until joining CMS.

Brent, Manager of Manufacturing

Brent is manages manufacturing for CMS, focusing on the building of quality CMS products and ensuring on-time delivery for the customer. He has 20 years of management experience, including 15 years as a manufacturing planner and scheduler. Brent has also worked as a machinist and a welder.

Patrick, Marketing Director

Patrick has close to 30 years of agribusiness marketing experience, with a strong focus on the poultry industry. He previously served as senior account executive/partner at a marketing agency, working with a wide range of companies in the U.S. and overseas. He has served on committees with the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and National Chicken Council. He leads all marketing initiatives, conceiving, and executing marketing strategies & campaigns, and overseeing advertising and public relations efforts.

Genea, Purchasing/Part Sales

Genea has more than 20 years of experience in the poultry industry in parts, maintenance and sales capacities. She has served as inside sales manager for an aftermarket parts manufacturer.

Shelley, Sales Support

Shelley assists our customers by providing quotes, answering questions throughout the sales process and confirming orders. She has more than five years of experience in the poultry processing industry, specializing in administration and sales support.

Lynn, Assistant Controller

As assistant controller, Lynn works with all aspects of our accounting including data entry, reporting, billing, accounts payable and data management. A University of North Georgia graduate with a degree in accounting and management, she has previous experience working in accounting and office management positions.

Bobbie, Accounting Lead

Bobbie supports accounts payable, inside sales and customer sales backup. A Gainesville College graduate with a degree in accounting, she has extensive accounting and office management experience.

Ben, Sales Support Specialist

Ben assists with the daily operation at CMS. He provides quotes and equipment pricing, working with the sales managers and sales support staff to present quotes and production information to customers as well as managing project closeouts.

Jimmy, Outside Sales Support

Jimmy’s focus is on building our millwrights customer base as well as providing support to the CMS Sales Team. He serves as a major conduit between Sales Support & Engineering and assists with the standardization of the design phase.

Justin, Sales Support

Justin, who has seven years of sales experience, assists with sales quotes and customer support. Prior to joining CMS, he worked in dealer support for an outdoor building supplier and as sales manager for an insurance company, where he also managed the office.

Duane, Continuous Improvement Manager

Duane analyzes CMS’s processes, procedures, drawings and manufacturing methods to find the best practices to efficiently serve our customers. The Marine veteran has 40 years of experience in metal fabrication and equipment manufacturing in several industries including poultry. He also has excelled experience with estimating projects, product design, project management and shop management.

Alex, Engineering Manager

In his role, Alex leads our sales engineers, mechanical designers and drafting teams in the design and implementation of new and existing product lines. The United States Marine Corps veteran is an Autodesk specialist.

Gani, Sales Engineer

Gani is responsible for design of new products in the company’s line of conveyors, platforms and equipment for the food processing industry. Prior to joining CMS, Gani was a senior project manager for 15 years and designed high-end custom metal and glass fixtures, from display cases for the food service industry to custom shower enclosures for the residential market.

Bruce, Sales Engineer

Bruce has worked in the poultry industry for more than 35 years with experience in all facets of the processing operation. He designs process flow layouts, process layouts for CMS’s deboning machine and helps design new equipment.

Derin, Sales Engineer

Derin is responsible for the design of new products and our line of equipment, conveyors, and platforms for the food processing industry. Prior to joining CMS Derin worked for two other international poultry equipment manufacturers as well as owned his on Engineering /Millwright business before joining CMS.

Scott, Mechanical Designer

A mechanical designer, Scott is responsible for the design of new product equipment within the company lines of conveyors, platforms and equipment for the food industry. Scott has over 20 years of experience in the industrial manufacturing. He has previously worked in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, food and nutraceuticals industries in various management roles within maintenance and production.

Patricia, Senior Lead Designer

Patricia serves as our Senior Lead Designer. In her role, she is responsible for creating 3D models and detailed mechanical drawings for parts and assemblies for all our customer orders as well as managing our team of designers.

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Emilio, Designer

Emilio is responsible for the creation of mechanical drawings for various replacement parts, equipment to complete projects. His duties also include reviewing and ensuring that every drawing is detailed and correct for fabrication. A graduate of Lanier Technical College, he is experienced in drafting and mechanical design.

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Eric, Designer

Eric works with our sales engineers to capture the design intent of conveyors and complete equipment systems into a CAD environment. He also helps compile the engineering drawings packets that are sent to our manufacturing team. Eric previously worked as a project manager at a material handling company. He earned a drafting degree from Lanier Technical College and an economics degree from Clemson University.

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Colton, Mechanical Design Intern

Colton is working in the CMS engineering department while he pursues a drafting degree from Lanier Technical College. He helps design conveyor systems and replacement parts and creates mechanical drawings of the conveyors.

Ricky, Regional Sales Manager

Ricky has worked 28 years in the poultry industry in a various capacities. He will serve customers in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. He began his career working for several major poultry processing companies as a maintenance manager, project and shop manager. Most recently, he worked as sales engineer/manager for a large poultry processing equipment company.

Curtis, Regional Sales Manager

Curtis will focus on customers from North Carolina up through the northeast to Maine. Having worked in the poultry industry since 1990, Curtis started as a service representative and then became a regional sales manager. He has worked in sales for the last 25 years at two poultry equipment manufacturing companies.

Ray, Regional Sales Manager

Ray serves as regional sales manager for customers in Louisiana, Mississippi, south west Arkansas, and California. With more than 20 years of poultry equipment sales experience, Ray has worked in processing plants as a Complex Safety Manager and Plant Manager. A Louisiana Tech University graduate, he serves on the board of directors of Louisiana Poultry Federation.

Ruben, Regional Sales Manager

Ruben, who has worked in the poultry industry for 30 years in varied capacities, will serve customers in the Texas, Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas and Missouri. Ruben began his career working for a major poultry processing company as a production manager. He also worked as a service technician and then sales manager for a large poultry processing equipment company.

Jesus, Field Service Technician

Jesus’s responsibilities include on-site installation, repair, maintenance, troubleshooting and testing of all CMS equipment. He also trains customers on proper operation and maintenance of equipment. He began his career in the poultry processing industry in 2013 as a maintenance technician.

Chad, Field Service Technician

Chad has 43 years of experience in the poultry industry and 20 years of experience as service technician. He completes equipment installations and start-ups for CMS customers. Chad, who holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of North Georgia, also has experience in research and development.

Curtis, Field Service Technician

With a long career as a service technician, Curtis trains our customers on CMS’s processing equipment and assists with installation. He has worked as a technician in several industries including positions with poultry equipment manufacturers. Curtis holds certifications in computer electronics and engineering from Bauder College.

Bobby, Field Service Technician

Bobby has 26 years of experience in the poultry industry, worked as a service technician with a large poultry equipment manufacturer for 16 years. He also served as in quality control for a large poultry processing company for 10 years.

Jack, Field Service Technician

Jack has more than 35 years of experience in poultry processing industry. He has worked for several major processing equipment companies over his career. He also has experience as a further processing production supervisor for a major poultry producer and has worked as a salesman, production supervisor, research & development, project manager and service technician.

Patrick, Field Service Technician

Patrick has worked as an electrician, mechanical technician and service technician in the poultry industry since 2000. He previously worked with two other poultry equipment companies before joining CMS. He has more than 30 years of experience as an electrician.
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Ronnie, Project Manager

Ronnie works with customers throughout the sales process, providing information and technical expertise about the equipment. He has more than 30 years of poultry equipment installation experience with several equipment manufacturing companies. He has gained his manufacturing experience working as a fabricator and shop foreman, as well as in the service department, quality control and transportation areas.

Chuck, Project Manager

Chuck is a project manager for CMS and he also installs our food processing equipment. An industry veteran with 30 years of experience, Chuck has worked for several large equipment manufacturers. He is a Marshall Tech graduate and earned AWS certification in 1991.

Greg, Site Manager

Greg is a site manager for CMS. He has nearly 25 years of experience including more than 15 with two large poultry equipment manufacturers. Greg has worked as an installation and service technician as well as a welder, fabricator and machinist throughout his career.

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