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New InLine Staff Members

Aleksi Rainio

Aleksi joined our Cincinnati office mid-July as a Lead Packaging Engineer. Most recently Aleksi was a Lead Packaging Engineer with Power Engineers in Minneapolis, where he was responsible for leading packaging projects through all phases of project scope. Prior to that, he spent 3 years with Dennis Group in Atlanta as a Packaging Engineer. Aleksi started his career as an Engineering Aide with Haskell. He has a wide array of experience in different food types- baked goods, frozen foods, fruit snacks, beverages, nuts, gum, soup, chips, and more. Aleksi earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Jorge Montero

Jorge joined our InLine Atlanta office in the beginning of July as a Process Engineer. Most recently, Jorge spent 3 years with Coca-Cola in Atlanta as Process Engineering Manager – Corporate R&D. Prior to that, he held the position of Engineering/ Technical Operations Manager- Sparkling & Still Beverages at Coca-Cola from 2013 to 2018. Before his time at Coca-Cola, Jorge was Plant Manger at Aqua-Corporation International, a large aquaculture company in Costa Rica. Earlier is his career he spent time at Boston Scientific and Pozuelo, a large biscuit producer. Jorge has experience in soft drinks, hard seltzers, juices, and milk-containing drinks. He has expertise in thermal processing, UHT and retort processing, aseptic packaging, baking, construction, scale-up, start-ups, and validation. He earned a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.

Anish Mehta

At the beginning of June, Anish joined our Atlanta office as a Corporate Process Engineering Champion. Anish joins InLine Engineers after just completing a 20-year run with Coca-Cola, most recently as Global Director, Engineering R&D in Atlanta (since 2012). Prior to holding that position, Anish served as Director, New Technology Development, Manager of Supply Chain Optimization, and Manager, Process Engineering. He has a relationship with InLine that goes back a number of years. Prior to Coca-Cola, Anish was a Lead Engineer with BOC (now part of The Linde Group), and also spent time with RJR Nabisco as a Process Engineer. Anish earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Rutgers University, and also received a Master’s degree in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

German Rendon

German Rendon Jr., a Process Engineer, joined our Louisville office at the beginning of May. German comes to us after spending the last 10 years with the Tetra Pak organization. At Tetra Pak, he steadily gained increasing levels of responsibility starting out as a Process Engineer, moving to Systems Engineer, Project Manager, eventually leading a team of PM’s relating to process improvement scopes. German has experience in AutoCAD, automation software, and field start-ups, and is also fluent in Spanish. German earned a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 2010.

Pam Gibson

Pam joined our team at the beginning of April as Office Administrator in the Louisville office. In this newly created position, Pam will be involved in general office administration duties involving accounting and finance, human resources, recruiting, marketing, and other day to day activities that keep us running smoothly. Pam spent the last 10 years with Current 360 Advertising Agency in Louisville performing similar tasks. Prior to Current 360, Pam ran her own business for 6 years. Pam graduated from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky with a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a minor in Marketing.

Chris Ryan

Chris came on board as a Process Engineer in the Atlanta office in March. Chris spent the past 5 years at Anheuser-Busch (Cartersville, GA) in a number of roles including leading utility operations and maintenance teams, improving bottling equipment efficiency, and managing some smaller Capex projects. Prior to A-B, Chris experienced intern rotations with Coca-Cola and Fibervisions. Chris earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech and was on the Dean’s List each semester in college.

Jacob Hopkins

Jacob joined our Louisville office Mid-March as a new Project Engineer. Jacob spent the past 3 years at Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation in Birmingham, AL. Most recently, Jacob gained field experience as a New Installation and Modernization Superintendent. He started out at Thyssenkrupp in the Service Repair Operations group. During college, Jacob was a Distillery Engineering Co-op at Jack Daniel’s in Lynchburg, TN. Jacob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville. He passed the EIT exam and has completed OSHA 30.

Manuel Garcia

Manuel joined our Atlanta office as a Process Engineer in the beginning of March. He spent the last 5 years at Coca-Cola where he was in a Process Engineer IV role in Atlanta. Manuel gained experience as the technical lead for a new beverage platform, where he traveled internationally, managed build projects, and had overall control of project budgets. He had significant experience working with InLine during his time at Coca-Cola. Prior to Coca-Cola, Manuel spent one year with Georgia Power at a plant in Rome, GA. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Manuel earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez and earned PMP certification in 2020.

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.