INSIGHTS

New InLine Staff Members

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.

John Buckley

John joined InLine’s Louisville Office as a Program Manager. Most recently he was the Director of Process Excellence at Bimbo Bakeries USA / Sara Lee Corporation. John has experience in Project Management, Engineering, Operations, and Continuous Improvement. Prior to Bimbo, John held the following positions: Engineering Manager at Pactiv Corporation (IL), Director of Industrial Engineering at Wise Foods (GA), and Director of Operations Planning for Keebler (Kellogg’s). John has also held technical positions at Bimba, Nestle (Baby Ruth/Butterfinger production), and Chef Francisco, a Division of Heinz (frozen foods). He has a relationship with InLine that goes back a number of years. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a MBA in Finance from Villanova University.

Jonathan Swinney

Jonathan joined InLine’s Louisville office in Mid-January. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with 20 years of experience. His background includes HVAC design, Industrial Process design, Distillery and Barrel Aging design/construction, and custom equipment fabrication. He comes to InLine from Luckett and Farley Architects (Louisville) where he was a Senior Project Manager in their Distilled Spirits Studio for the past 2 ½ years. Prior to L&F, Jonathan served 11 years as Global Project Controller at CRS Reprocessing Services, where he designed vacuum distillation units for rolling oil for food grade aluminum processing and pressing. His resume includes engineering and management roles at Kerr-Greulich Engineers, the Estopinal Group, Baron Industries, and Louisville Gas and Electric. Jonathan earned a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Kentucky.

Rick Graff

Rick joined InLine’s Cincinnati office at the beginning of the year. Rick comes to InLine with a long and distinguished career in the material handling and packaging equipment industry, with a solid understanding of related needs in the food and beverage sector. He is an accomplished leader experienced in sales, product line management, product development and commercialization, and customer relationships. Rick has spent the last 4 years as a Senior Product Manager with Honeywell/ Intelligrated. Prior to that, he spent 2 years at Shuttleworth and 23 years in various technical leadership roles at R.A. Jones. Rick received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Heather Gibbons

Heather joined InLine’s Louisville office on Monday, November 2 as a CAD Designer. Heather brings over 20 years of AutoCAD experience in piping and mechanical design, P&IDs, and 3D modeling utilizing AutoCAD, AutoCAD Plant 3D, CADWorx Plant, Navisworks, SmartPlant P & ID, and other programs. Most recently with Vogt Power and VITOK Engineers in Louisville, she has worked at other firms in Texas and Louisiana. Heather also has experience in the management of work flow and document control. She holds an Associate of Science Degree in Engineering Technology- Instrumentation from McNeese State University and has completed professional training in a number of areas, including laser scanning.

Sherrie Hoagland

Sherrie joined InLine’s Louisville office on October 1 as a CAD Designer. She brings over 30 years of AutoCAD experience in piping and mechanical design, P&IDs, and 3D modeling utilizing AutoCAD, CADWorx Plant, CADWorx P&ID, SmartPlant 3D, Navisworks, and other programs. Most recently with CFW Associated Engineers in Louisville, she worked at other firms, including 10 years with Lauren Engineers and Constructors (TX), and 9 years with Brandt Engineering (TX). Sherrie holds an Associate Degree in Architectural Design Drafting from Louisville Technical Institute and has completed professional training in a number of areas.

Jack Weinstein

Jack joined our Atlanta team mid-August 2020 as a Senior Project Manager. He has a deep history in food production, having spent the last 23 years with Pepperidge Farm as an Engineering Manager and Senior Project Engineer. He has extensive experience in continuous production manufacturing involving receiving, processing, packaging, warehousing, utilities, maintenance, infrastructure, and has expertise in overall capital planning, and project management. He also has a back history with Frito-Lay. Jack received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Mike Brown, PE

Mike joined the InLine Team in August of 2020 as a Senior Process Engineer in the Louisville office. A licensed Professional Engineer in Kentucky, Mike is experienced in all phases of process design for large capital projects- creation of PFDs, P&IDs, heat and material balances, sizing process equipment, writing Project Design Reports and equipment specifications, purchase requisitions, facilitating PHAs, performing Process Pressure Analyses, and in providing construction support. He has expertise using design and simulation software, and has over 30 years of experience in process startups, process operation supervision, troubleshooting, continuous improvement, and process development. Mike holds a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University.

Sam Wilson

Sam joined the Louisville Headquarters in August of 2020 as a 3D CAD Designer. He has spent his entire career (13 years) at C&I Engineering, handling design and layout of piping systems and equipment for industrial, oil and gas refining, chemical and pipeline facilities using 3D modeling and 2D CAD software. Sam has experience with field work, P&ID’s, setting up 3D project directories, creating 3D piping specs and components, generating isometric drawings, orthographic drawings, and section detail drawings of piping and equipment for construction and demolition project packages. Sam obtained his Associates Degree in Architectural CADD from Sullivan College of Technology and Design in Louisville.

Tom Bilodeau, PMP

Tom joined our Louisville office as a Senior Project Manager in the summer of 2020. A proven team player, he has a record of being high-energy, hands on, detail and results orientated individual with a diversified background in Engineering and Project Management. His fields of experience include Food and Beverage (Flavors) Manufacturing, Petroleum Refining plants, and Chemical Processing plants. Tom spent the past 6 years as a Project Engineer at C&I Engineering in Louisville. Prior to that, he served 7 years as a Senior Plant Engineer at Givaudan Flavors in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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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.