Ken Tinnell Appointed VP and General Manager of Shuttleworth

Sep 23, 2015

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Shuttleworth, powered by ProMach, announced today that Ken Tinnell is the company’s new Vice President and General Manager.

Ken has served in senior technical and managerial positions at Procter & Gamble, Rockwell Automation, Avery Dennison, and Terso Solutions. Most recently he was General Manager of Bastian Robotics, a Division of Bastian Solutions, an independent material handling system integrator providing automated solutions for distribution, manufacturing, and order fulfillment centers around the world.

Ken is a degreed electrical engineer. He earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration degree, both magna cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati. He holds eight patents in material handling products.

“Ken is a natural leader who people respect and look to for a clear vision of where the organization is going and what it will take to get them there,” said Bret Ranc, Senior Vice President of ProMach and head of the ProMach Material Handling group, which includes Shuttleworth, Benchmark Automation, and KLEENLine. “Add to that Ken’s proven expertise in material handling technology and one can see that he is a natural for the Shuttleworth Vice President and General Manager position.”

“Having the opportunity to lead Shuttleworth, a technology leader in material handling, at a time when there are so many opportunities for growth and material handling innovation, is a career high for me,” Tinnell said. “I’m looking forward to meeting our customers and working to ensure their utmost success.”

For more information on Shuttleworth conveyor technologies, devices and special options, and roller services, call 1-800-444-7412 and visit Customers are invited to stop by the Shuttleworth Booth at Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas Booth C-3623 to meet Ken.

The ProMach Material Handling Group provides solutions for manipulating processed and packaged goods along the line. The businesses in the group include Benchmark Automation, with expertise in food and bakery applications; KLEENLine, providing sanitary production solutions: conveyors, equipment, controls, robotics, and vision systems; and Shuttleworth, which brings customers integrated product handling solutions.

About Shuttleworth

From automotive and electronics, to paper conversion and pharmaceuticals, to food and personal care markets and beyond, Shuttleworth builds custom handling solutions with low back pressure ingenuity to gently transport product along the production line while accumulating, diverting, sorting, rotating, stacking or moving product in a variety of other ways in the process. Shuttleworth utilizes engineering creativity and a suite of roller surface technologies to help customers around the globe maximize their efficiency no matter the application need or product being handled. Shuttleworth is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Handling & Sterilizing business line, Shuttleworth helps our packaging customers protect their reputation and grow the trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Shuttleworth at and more about ProMach at

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