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Cantrell Names Rusty Reese as COO

Longtime employee oversees production

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 8, 2010) - Cantrell, a poultry processing equipment sales and service company based in Gainesville, Ga., has named Rusty Reese as Chief Operations Officer.

Reese, who has 24 years of experience in the poultry industry including 17 with Cantrell, manages all areas of production including both fabrication and machine shops.  He oversees inventory control, purchasing and basic ground maintenance.

The West Georgia College graduate began his career with Cantrell in 1985 as a purchasing agent and served in that capacity for 14 years. He spent seven years as a purchasing agent and parts sales manager for another poultry equipment company before returning to Cantrell in 2006 as purchasing agent.

Reese and his wife, Cindy, have two children, Ben, 19, and Abbey, 15. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and woodworking. Reese is a Sunday school teacher and deacon chairman at Hopewell Baptist Church.

Cantrell leads the way in creating and supplying innovative solutions in the poultry industry to customers worldwide. With experienced and dedicated staff, the ultimate goal of Cantrell is to provide the best products, parts and service available to poultry processors around the globe. For more information, please contact Cantrell at 800-922-1232, 770-536-3611 or visit the website at