At the beginning of October we welcomed Mike to the Louisville Team as Lead Packaging Engineer. Mike brings a 30+ year history (almost all in the food industry) in engineering proficiency in packaging equipment systems and design, providing creative technical solutions. He has a track record in working from concept thru start-up to ensure project success. Mike has developed enterprise-wide specifications, guidelines, and standards that ensured the highest standards were met/ exceeded, while ensuring compliance of USDA, FDA, and NFPA regulatory and government directives. He has held technical positions with General Mills, Kraft Foods, Diageo, ConAgra, and Hershey.
Adam joined our Atlanta office at the beginning of August as an Electrical Engineer. Adam comes from Polytron in Atlanta, where he had a 5 1/2 year run as a Project Engineer. Polytron specializes in integration and controls systems for process and packaging solutions for manufacturing customers. Adam has worked on projects at Coca-Cola, Mars-Wrigley, Pepsi, Kimberly-Clark, and others. Adam has expertise in power distribution, controls, and programming for capital project development and delivery. He received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2016. He is a certified EIT.
Eric joined our Atlanta office as a Packaging Engineer in mid-July. He started his career at Anheuser-Busch as an Operations Shift Manager where he managed daily production, maintenance, and staffing needs of all bottle, can, and keg lines across an entire production floor. He was later promoted at A/B to Business Process Manager. Eric then moved to Geiger Furniture (Herman Miller) as a Process and Capital Project Engineer, where he spent 4 years. Most recently, Eric served as Plant Engineer at PAC Worldwide where he handled machine and utility installation from initial build-out of plant through full staffing and operation. He commissioned and performed SATs on utility equipment (chillers, compressors, etc.), thermoformers, eco-bag lines and poly-bag lines. He worked with contractors on installation issues and worked with vendors to ensure acceptable performance at project closeout. Eric received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Tech, class of 2015.
David joins our Cincinnati office as a Program Manager. David will be relocating from northwest Arkansas, where he was a Senior Engineering Manager for Atlanta-based Prime Engineering. Prior to that, he spent 5 years with Tyson Foods in Innovation Automation Development where he led innovation and automation projects for a wide variety of food types in both processing and packaging. Prior to Tyson, David was Director of Engineering for John Volpi Foods, where he directed operations for procurement, engineering, outside vendors, contractors, maintenance, warehousing, and shipping across four manufacturing locations. David also has experience in food packaging, electronics, and automotive industries from earlier in his career. David earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of S & T and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University in St. Louis.
Austin joined the InLine Louisville office as a Process Engineer. Austin brings 5 years of engineering experience in the food industry, all with Ingredion in Indianapolis. Austin has experience functioning as a Process Engineer for large capital projects ranging from $5MM to $150MM. On these projects, his core responsibilities included system design, attending FATs, managing contractors during asset installation to ensure compliance with design, process commissioning and operation, and training of operations personnel and documentation. Austin received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute.
Chris joins our team as a seasoned Lead Process Engineer who will be based in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Chris is an engineering and operations professional with 30+ years of experience in sanitary equipment/systems and consumer products manufacturing. A subject matter specialist in heat transfer, metering of liquids and solids, ultra-high-pressure processing, and blending technologies, he has also managed projects as large as $20MM. Chris’ recent work history includes 10 years with Nestle (Pizza and Nutrition divisions), and 8 years with Kraft, where he was involved in Advanced Process Research, and led capital programs for Cheese and Dairy production. Prior to Kraft, he spent significant time with OEMs for metering pumps and sanitary process equipment. Chris has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Mid-April we welcomed Tyler to the Atlanta office as a Process Engineer. Since obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Tech, Tyler has spent his entire 7-year professional career with SNF Flopam, the market leader in flocculant and coagulant polymers for the water and wastewater treatment industries in North America. Tyler progressed steadily in the organization where he was involved in multiple projects, from small process improvement efforts to major capital expansions with a total budget of over $4MM. He has participated in and led PHAs, led CAD teams to create drawings, oversaw construction crews, and worked startup (loop checks, water batching, etc.). On a recent new water treatment plant project, Tyler was responsible for overseeing the budget, specifying and purchasing equipment (from process vessels to valves and instrumentation), developing scopes of work for contractors, and managing the contractors during construction. He recently passed his P.E. exam.
Dillon joined the InLine Louisville office at the end of March, as a Design Engineer. Dillion was previously at Webster Environmental Associates, where he was an entry-level Project Engineer involved in consultation and design of air quality systems for municipalities and industrial customers. Prior to that role, Dillon attended the Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville, where he earned a BS degree in Bioengineering. He was a Trustee’s Scholarship Recipient and participated in the Co-op and Honors Program at U of L.