Thomas W. Purkiss has joined Reading Bakery Systems (RBS), one of the world’s leading snack production systems manufacturers, as director of parts and service sales. In his new position, he will focus on the continued growth of the parts and service department.

"Tom’s extensive experience in food process equipment includes production, assembly, field service and sales",said Mike Johnson, vice president of Thomas L. Green, an RBS brand. "We’re confident that the breadth and depth of his knowledge will be a benefit to RBS and customers."

We’re confident that the breadth and depth of his knowledge will be a benefit to RBS and customers.

Purkiss’ responsibilities include the planning and execution of parts marketing activities, attendance at trade shows, development of new product offerings, and cultivation of customer relationships. He also serves as the primary project manager for larger scale upgrade and retrofit projects sold through the parts department. Additional duties include assistance with expediting parts orders and efforts to grow RBS customer service support offerings.

Purkiss has more than 37 years of food process equipment experience. Prior to joining RBS, he served in shop floor positions for saw and assembly operations, and as shop supervisor, field service manager, project manager and aftermarket sales account manager.

Reading Bakery Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of innovative baking and process systems for the global baked snack food industry. Reading Bakery Systems provides processing solutions capable of producing a wide range of snack products, and offers continuous mixing solutions to industries including baked snacks, crackers, pet treats, bread and buns, sweet goods, pizza, tortillas and more. Company brands include Thomas L. Green, Reading Pretzel, Exact Mixing and Reading Thermal. Reading Bakery Systems is a Markel Food Group Company.