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New InLine Staff Members

David Woods

At the beginning of June InLine welcomed David Woods a Senior CAD Designer to the Louisville office. David brings over 30 years of CAD design drafting experience, creating equipment arrangements, P&IDs, piping layouts, bills of materials, isometric drawings and material take-offs. David has significant experience in process and material handling design. He is skilled in AutoCAD Plant3D, Navisworks, Inventor, and additional software. Most recently, David was with Fortna/ MHS Global (Material Handling Systems) in Louisville. Prior to that he spent 10 years Vogt Power International. David also spent 20 years with C&I Engineering as a Piping Designer. He acquired some experience in food and beverage projects at C&I. David received a BS in Industrial Technology from Morehead State University in Kentucky.

Jan Perez

Jan joined our Atlanta office as a Process Engineer at the beginning of January. Jan is an experienced manufacturing engineer with strong leadership and relationship-building skills. He comes to us with a solid history of manufacturing processes in the medical device industry and was involved in all phases of manufacturing, including managing suppliers, shipping, safety, scoping out process and facility expansion projects (including collaboration with MEP, architectural, and construction firms), in a clean operating environment. Jan spent the last 5 years as Senior Operations Engineer with Sorrento Therapeutics in Atlanta, and the prior 4 years with Ethicon in Athens, GA. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Jan received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, PR, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors.

Alexander Nash

In the beginning of February Alexander joined the InLine Louisville Office as a Process Engineer I. Alexander brings 3 years of engineering experience in the food industry, all with DDW, The Color House, part of Givaudan. Alexander has experience in process and project engineering for capital projects with this food color producer in Louisville. His qualifications include a degree in Chemical Engineering and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He is skilled in Excel including Solver and VBA, CHEMCAD steady state and batch dynamics, AUTOCAD P&ID drafting, and Matlab and Python programming. At DDW, Alexander performed calculations for engineering projects, generated specifications and obtained costs, balancing CAPEX and OPEX in budget decisions. He also coordinated schedules and installation and performed HAZOPs and MOCs and purchased and coordinated installation of new instrumentation. Alexander received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama.

Mike Poterek

Mike joined InLine Engineers in the beginning of January 2023 as a Director of Project Management. This role has been created to drive procedural excellence while providing leadership, training, and status reporting of active projects across the company. Mike will be working with project teams, office directors, and company leaders to deliver projects in compliance with the company workflow and defined project success criteria. A technical leader with over 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry focused on engineering and project management, Mike has a wide range of experience, including wet processing, dairy, frozen food, beverage/ brewing, dry packaging automation, civil/structural, utilities and warehousing. His most recent role was as Senior Project Manager with Boston Beer in Cincinnati as part of a 10-year run with the company. Prior to Boston Beer, Mike spent 6 years with Nestle as Factory Engineering Manager in Solon Ohio. He also was Technical Operations Manager for Nestle’s Dryer’s Ice Cream division in Texas. Mike has also held technical positions at General Mills (7 years), BASF, and SSOE. Mike earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton and a Master of Engineering Management from Northwestern University.

InLine Engineers is a Gray company.

InLine provides engineering, process improvement, and planning services for Food & Beverage leaders. In 2018, InLine joined the Gray family to complement its Food & Beverage offering. As a Gray company, we help customers transform their operations to maximize their ROI.