Executive Team Manufacturing Team Engineering Team Sales Support & Accounting Team

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.

Stanley Buell, Manager Sales and Projects

Buell 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. Buell began his career in processing and maintenance in several processing plants.

Jimmy King, Sales Support Manager

As Sales Support Manager, King assists with the daily operation at CMS. He provides quotes and equipment pricing and works with the sales managers and sales support staff to present quotes and production information to customers. King also manages project close outs. With more than 20 years in the poultry industry, King served as engineering manager for a large poultry processing equipment company for 13 years before joining CMS.

Jim Bowling, Sales Support

Bowling works in sales support, assisting the sales and manufacturing divisions. He has a strong background in overhead conveyance and water reuse equipment. Bowling 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 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.

Connie Thielbar, Controller

Thielbar oversees all aspects of accounting and financial reporting and management for the company. She has more than 25 years of financial analytical and accounting management experience and has developed accounting software and training procedures. Her previous employment includes CPA firms, hospitality and manufacturing industries, and corporate and private sector companies.

Genea Christensen, Purchasing/Part Sales

Christensen 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.

Savannah Swing, Sales Support/AR

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

Scott Ferguson, BOM Coordinator

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.

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.

Alex Patton, SR. 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.

Gani Ajeti, Mechanical Designer

Ajeti 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, Ajeti 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.

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.

Allen Zandi, Sales Engineer

Zandi focuses on equipment design and manufacturing drawings and details, as well as assisting with customers plant layouts. He believes in designing equipment to be simple yet effective, easy to maintain and sanitary. Zandi has three years of 3D scanning and inspection experience, and four years of poultry equipment design experience.

Scott Nighswander, Mechanical Designer

A mechanical engineer, Scott Nighswander is responsible for the design of new product equipment within the company lines of conveyors, platforms and equipment for the food industry. Nighswander 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.

Ricky Jones, Regional Sales Manager

Jones 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 Poindexter, Regional Sales Manager

Poindexter will focus on customers from North Carolina up through the northeast to Maine. Having worked in the poultry industry since 1990, Poindexter 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 Tatum, Regional Sales Manager

Ray Tatum serves as regional sales manager for customers west of Alabama. With more than 20 years of poultry equipment sales experience, Tatum 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.

Jesus Rivas, Field Service Technician

Rivas’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.

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