The Mobile Kreuzmayr Machine
By their second season, MobileJuicing.com was turning a small profit, but the work — 14-hour days of manual loading and unloading with the rack-and-cloth press — was feeling like more than they could handle. After long hours of research, they found a company in Austria by the name of Kreuzmayr that specialized in fruit processing equipment. Eager to learn more, Kristen and Remo jumped on the next plane to Austria to meet the supplier face to face. This meeting would be the start of a life-changing relationship. After discussing various options that would best suit their needs, they went ahead and outfitted the truck and trailer complete with a belt press and continued to travel to orchards all over the Okanagan and press fruit to make farm fresh juice.
After operating MobileJuicing.com for a couple of years, they noticed a large gap in the market. People were looking for machinery to press and pasteurize their juice, cider, beer etc. Now for some, this may seem like a problem but for the Trovatos’, they saw this as an opportunity. Not wanting to over complicate Mobile Juicing with this new segment of equipment sales, they created a brand-new company Juicing.Systems. Now, they had to figure out how to run not one but TWO businesses.
Today, Kristen and Remo and the team at Juicing.Systems, supply top-of-the-line Kreuzmayr machinery — belt presses, de-stoners, elevator-washer-grinders and pasteurizers — to cider makers and fruit processors across North America. They’ve also introduced In-Line Packaging to the equipment line.
Nathan - Sales
Nathan is the brains behind our sales team. He started his journey with Juicing.Systems when he began working on the MobileJuicing.com trailer. He showed tremendous work ethic and it paid off! Remo and Kristen offered him a full time position as their sales manager for Juicing.Systems and he has been exceeding expectations left and right. He has an eye for detail and checks and rechecks quotes to ensure that every order of every size arrives without a hitch. We love that he keeps the office humming with his wicked taste in music. If he is not in the office, he can be found skiing the local mountain or paddling the local lakes.
Rodger - Installation/Support/Service
Rodger was born and raised in Britain and is trained as an electrical engineer. His career has led him to specialize in fruit processing and agricultural equipment. His quick quips and dry sense of humor keeps the office in high spirits. Due to his, expertise, knowledge and know-how, Rodger travels all over North America kick starting juice production facilities, cideries and breweries on track with their newly purchased equipment.
Remo - Service
Remo is a pro at knowing precisely which machine is best suited for every application and tirelessly seeks new ways to grow the business. He can also be seen flying down the local slopes on his snowboard. With a background as an auto electrician, and after Kreuzmayr saw how he had modified their machine to fit their needs, the company hired him to service and sell their machines in North America. This intimate knowledge of the equipment, inside and out — gives him a serious edge when it comes to setting up and servicing the equipment. His serious diagnostic skills allow him to talk customers through fixes over the phone and video chats. Most of all, he knows first hand that technical support is key to get operations back up and running and makes sure that service and support to clients is our number one priority of Juicing Systems.
Kristen - MobileJuicing CEO
Kristen is the brains behind the scenes of Juicing.Systems keeping all of our ducks in a row and leading us down the right path. Her expertise in Mobile Juicing is invaluable to our company and we couldn’t do it without her. We especially love that she wants to help every orchardist and cider maker out there.
When she gets her head out from behind her screen, she chases her two children down the slopes on a bike or skis. Oh, and on the side, she also runs all backend operations and bookings of MobileJuicing.com.
Scott - MobileJuicing.com Operations Manager
Scott is at the helm of Operations of MobileJuicing.com. He and his team process over 2 million pounds of fruit in a 4-5 month season. They put serious strain on the Kreuzmayr machines. This is one way that we know that we sell quality equipment that stands the test of real production. Scott has a highly diverse background from investment banking to being a sales representative for a notorious ski company. Throughout his career, Scott has developed exceptional leadership abilities that allow him to define his vision and effectively relay it to his team. When he is not cruising the orchards of the Okanagan Valley, Scott enjoys paddling on his canoe as well as cross country skiing at our local resort. As a former cross country skiing and canoe competitor, he knows how to endure the long and sometimes grueling days of production. Thank you Scott and your team for all that you do!
Noelle - CFO - Legal - HR
Noelle is our in-house financial advisor and Chartered Professional Accountant living it up in Vernon with her husband and their two young boys. Noelle covers diverse aspects of business for Juicing Systems and Okanagan Mobile Juicing, coordinating legal, HR and finance functions. Everyday she's working on something different – juggling strategy and policy decisions while making sure that the company is running smoothly. She is actively involved in her community, being a Director at the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan. In addition, she is a founding member of the 100 Women Who Care chapter in her region. In her spare time, she travels the world in search of all its wonders, hits the trails, hikes mountain peaks and is always looking for the coldest water for an icy plunge.