WOODINVILLE, WASH. — Lee Benton has been named regional sales manager at Foremost Fuji Corp., a manufacturer of packaging equipment.

Mr. Benton brings 10 years of industry experience to the role. In his new position, he will strengthen customer relationships and sales support coverage in the South-Central region of the United States.

“I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Formost Fuji as the South-Central regional sales manager and to be a member of this great company,” Mr. Benton said. “I look forward to continuing what was built before me while building on new opportunities and positively representing our company in every aspect of my career with Formost Fuji.”

Mr. Benton’s hiring follows the retirement of Armando Lopez, who previously held the role and worked at the company for 26 years.

“Mr. Lopez, or Lefty as many of us refer to him, has been a strong part of our team for a long time,” said Dennis Gunnell, president, Formost Fuji. “In an industry built through relationships, Mr. Lopez has excelled at just that. We wish him the best.”