New Director of Sales and Marketing Joins Western States

Deborah L. Daily
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Western States - Angel Proaño, Director of Sales and Marketing[Fairfield, OH, U.S.A. - December 21, 2017] - Western States, the premier manufacturer and provider of centrifugals within the sugar and chem/pharma industries, has named Angel Proaño its new Director of Sales and Marketing.

Proaño, a native of Cotacachi, Ecuador, is a seasoned veteran with more than 15 years international sales experience and he's held multiple high-level positions, such as general manager, executive president and vice president of sales at foreign companies. He has extensive knowledge in global quality techniques and holds several international certifications. During the last five years, Proaño has worked on several joint ventures with American suppliers assisting the sugar industry in utilizing new technologies.

"Fluent in both Spanish and English and familiar with our customer base, Angel is a tremendous asset to Western States," shares Robert Sinnard, President & CEO, "we are thrilled to have him join the Western States team."

His previous firms include, CROMPION International, Schaffer Sugar Services, Serengetifarm Cia Ltda. and Flores Santa Barbara Cia. Ltda.

About Western States

Western States is the only remaining United States-based sugar centrifuge/centrifugal manufacturer (machines utilized to separate liquids from solids). Brand names include Western States, Roberts Centrifugals, and TITAN. Western States has majority ownership in BIG Tecnología and Colmena in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. BIG Tecnología and Colmena service the sugar and ethanol industries with engineering, customer support, replacement parts, and equipment rebuild services. Additionally, Western States is a distributor for Riera Nadeu, S.A. located in Barcelona, Spain.

While Western States originated to develop and manufacture improvements for centrifugals in the sugar industry, expansion occurred in 1950 to include centrifuges for non-sugar industries including the separation of fine chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Since its humble beginnings, Western States has grown to become a global supplier for both the Sugar and Chem/Pharma industries with more than 6,000 centrifugals installed world-wide.

Western States is located at 625 Commerce Center Drive, Fairfield, Ohio U.S.A. and can be reached by telephone +1 513.863.4758; by email; or via the website at

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