Our Team

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

Heath Jarrett, President

Throughout his nearly 30 years working in the poultry industry, Jarrett 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. Jarrett 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. Jarrett has served on USPOULTRY’s Board of Directors as an allied member.

Dallas Smith, Sales Manager

Smith has 40 years of poultry industry experience, including 30 years in sales. Throughout the course of his career he has worked as plant manager for a processing company, project manager for an equipment company and sales manager and vice president of capital sales for two large equipment manufacturers. Smith has a master’s in education administration from the University of Georgia.

Jimmy King, Sales Support Manager

King manages daily activities of the operational sales support function. He oversees workflow of all business processing including engineering, sales support administration, purchasing, and inventory.

Brent Edge, Manufacturing Manager

Edge 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. Edge has also worked as a machinist and a welder.

Rick Rhodes, Western U.S. Sales Manager

Rhodes serves clients west of the Mississippi River. He has nearly 40 years of poultry industry experience in a variety of positions. Rhodes studied business management at Stephen F. Austin University, and worked as plant manager for a large poultry processing company as well as sales for two poultry equipment companies.

Ronnie Williamson, Project Manager

Williamson 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.

Scott Ferguson, Assembly Supervisor

Ferguson is responsible for on-time delivery of products also providing support to the production floor for blueprints, updates, and other tasks. He has over 10 years in manufacturing industry having a wide scope of duties in previous positions including document control processing engineering change control in an electronic manufacturing facility. He has also has manufacturing purchasing experience.

Ben Buice, Engineering Manager

Buice is a graduate of Chattahoochee Tech with an associate’s degree in mechanical design. He has six years of experience in the poultry industry with an international poultry equipment manufacturer. During that time he worked on projects for Tyson, Perdue, Mar Jac and Pilgrims. He joined CMS in the engineering department in February 2017.

Ethan Forney, Sr. Sales Engineer

Forney oversees conveyor design, process flow layout development and installation coordination. Forney has held several engineering positions, including serving as a project engineer for a large poultry processing company where he designed process layouts and managed projects. Forney graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology.

Alex Patton, Sales Engineer

Alex Patton serves as a mechanical designer and the software administrator for CMS. The United States Marine Corps veteran is an Autodesk specialist and he is responsible for update implementation and training of all used design software.

Patricia McCrary, Mechanical Designer

McCray is a Mechanical Designer with other 15 years of experience in the design of industrial and consumer products. She is proficient in creating 3D models and detailed mechanical drawings for piece parts and assemblies. McCray graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s degree in technical education with a specialty in drafting.

Haley C. Daniel, Sales Support Representative

Daniel has been with CMS since April 2017. She attended college at both Truett McConnell College and Piedmont College on athletic scholarships in basketball and golf. After growing up on a farm in Gillsville, Ga. it seems fitting that Daniel works in the poultry industry.

Savannah Swing, AR Coordinator

Swing is a member of the CMS sales support staff. She is currently working toward an accounting degree from North Georgia Technical College.

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