Sales Engineer Jim Proce owned his own company (Procon Systems) for over 30 years. He specialized in supplying conveyors and conveying systems for the food, pharmaceutical and other related industries. Thinking to retire, he sold the company to us, but found he missed the interaction with clients. Over lunch one afternoon, Eaglestone President, Carmen Sammauro, saw an opportunity and invited Jim to join our team. Having respected Carmen’s engineering skills for years, Jim readily accepted, and now oversees many of the custom projects that come through our doors, from design to install.
“Jim knows as much about conveyors as anyone in the market.” Carmen said. “He adds a wealth of sales talent and engineering knowledge to the firm.”
Love of New Tech
Jim appreciates being part of our team with top-notch engineers and shop professionals who design and fabricate custom orders in our own shop. “I enjoy seeing the new technology being used and the advances being made in the food conveyor industry,” he said. “It’s quite different from when I started my business with an old wooden drafting board I bought second-hand.” His former customers are also pleased for the chance to continue their relationship with him.
Free Time Pursuits
When not helping clients with their system needs, Jim works out at the gym and spends time on the road traveling with his wife. Between business and pleasure, he has visited every state in the Union. Without question, Utah is his favorite. Last year he and his wife drove 1,500 miles through its scenic landscape, visiting almost every national and state park on the map.
Stained glass is also one of Jim’s passions. He got started with it while refurbishing his own house and got hooked on the creative process of the art. He has outfitted several doors in his house with stained glass windows, as well as other pieces for friends and family.
A love of horticultural is another creative pastime Jim and his wife share. Walking through their gate, visitors are welcomed by thousands of flowers, carefully selected so something is in bloom from spring to the first frost. Recently, their efforts won the couple a “Pride of Ownership” gardening award in their hometown.