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SEPAmatic Hires Roberds to Lead U.S. R&D

CASTLE ROCK, Colo.—B&D Resources, the exclusive North American distributor for German-headquartered SEPAmatic® Food Processing Machines, has hired Jim Roberds to lead its Research & Development efforts.


With more than 45 years of experience in the food and meat processing industry, Roberds will provide SEPAmatic’s U.S. and Canadian customers with a unique combination of food science and hands-on operational expertise. In this role, he’ll work to uncover new ways they can increase yield and production efficiency toward optimizing their equipment ROI and profitability. 


Prior to joining B&D Resources, Roberds held multiple high-level positions in both the operations and laboratory sides of production within a number of Smithfield International companies, including Swift/Conagra. In that time, he managed several major cost-reduction initiatives that saw multimillion dollar returns; most notably a fine-texture pork (FTP) project involving SEPAmatic equipment that produced savings in the tens of millions.


“Already familiar with Jim professionally, we were aware of his capabilities from a distance,” says B&D Resources’ founder and owner, David Radford. “He’s always shown a keen eye for getting the most out of a production floor and he has a track record to reflect that. We’re very excited to see what he can do to serve our customers and their bottom line going forward.”


B&D Resources will represent SEPAmatic in booth #BC9313 at the forthcoming International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, January 24–26, 2023.

About SEPAmatic & B&D Resources____________________________

In 1999, SEPAmatic introduced its first soft-belt separator to the food processing industry. It was designed to remove meat from bone and other hard tissues by using a technique that employs a gentler belt-and-drum squeezing method, as opposed to conventional and more aggressive auger or rotary mechanisms. Today, SEPAmatic serves a wide range of desinewing and meat recovery processes involving beef, pork, poultry and seafood, as well as other food-manufacturing applications in produce and dairy and pet-food bulk depackaging. SEPAmatic is sold in North America exclusively through B&Resources, a sales and parts & service team with expertise in advanced meat recovery equipment systems. For more information, visit

December 13th, 2022                    Kerstin Radford, VP Marketing2276 Manatt Court • B07 & B08Castle Rock, CO 80104


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