CARY, NORTH CAROLINA, U.S. — Bühler Aeroglide, a company focused on thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial markets, has selected Tom Barber as vice-president of capital sales, and Jason Pintuff as director of process engineering.

As vice-president of capital sales, Barber will direct sales strategies and market development initiatives for Bühler Aeroglide's full range of capital equipment and services.

Barber’s 23-year tenure with Bühler began as market manager for the grain, petfood and aqua culture feed business, followed by regional director, before an appointment as global vice-president of sales for Bühler’s Pasta and Extruded Products business unit in Switzerland. Barber then served as vice-president of global procurement for Bühler Aeroglide, and most recently, vice-president of process engineering. Barber has published over 25 articles and textbook chapters on thermal processing for food, feed and industrial products, and has two U.S. patents and one European patent.

As director of process engineering, Pintuff will direct Bühler Aeroglide’s process development group, a growing center of competence that helps start-ups design winning products, combined with system evaluations and training aligned with worldwide laboratory and innovation resources.

Pintuff joined Aeroglide in 2005 as a field engineer and was later appointed to process engineering to serve the feed market as an applications specialist. In 2011, Pintuff began supporting sales for the food and feed industries, and most recently served as regional sales manager and then process development manager.

 “These appointments will strengthen our global strategy for long-term growth, said Andy Sharpe, president and chief executive officer of Bühler Aeroglide. “Tom has a deep understanding of our business as it grows in scope and complexity, and Jason is well suited to direct process engineering so that our customers can operate successful food, feed and industrial processes.”