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Gough Econ, Inc.
P.O. Box 668583
Charlotte, NC, 28266

Press release date: March 12, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Vernon Whitaker, PE has joined Gough Econ, Inc. as Sales Engineer in theCharlotte, NC manufacturing facility. He will be reporting to Andy Leitch, Vice President of Sales. Vernonwill be responsible for performing engineering and sales duties related to developing, pricing, bidding, andmanaging projects for a diverse group of customers.

Vernon brings with him a wealth of packaging and process experience, and industry knowledge in thefood and confectionary industries. Most recently Vernon was Technical Manager at Sugar FoodsCorporation, where he managed engineering and maintenance teams over two Bakery facilities, locatedin Los Angeles and Atlanta. Prior to that, Vernon spent 17 years as Engineering Project Manager atMars, Inc. where he led project teams consisting of engineers, designers, and contractors whilesuccessfully managing large capital projects. He worked in three different Mars divisions ofconfectionary, snack food, and pet food. Vernon earned several corporate awards for cost cuttingmeasures and excellence in project management.

Vernon is a cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from VirginiaTech, and completed graduate level Engineering Administration courses. Vernon is also a registeredProfessional Engineer.

Vernon and his wife Lisa have two daughters, Maryashley and Amanda. Vernon is a devoted familyman that spends the majority of the time off traveling to visit his extended family in Georgia, Virginia,Tennessee and Los Angeles. Vernon enjoys travel, sports, woodworking, golf, fishing, and hiking.

Gough Econ, Inc. designs, manufactures, installs and maintains a diverse line of machinery for handling and conveying bulk products such as cereal, snack foods, pet food, candy, meat, hardware, ammunition, batteries, powders, etc.

Angela Gallagher
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