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New InLine Staff Members

Clayton Hancock

Clayton is joining the InLine team as a Packaging Engineer II. Clayton came from Hostess Brands where he served as a Project Engineer with multi-plant responsibility to develop, lead, and implement multimillion-dollar capital projects involving automation, product launches, process improvements, and brownfield conversions. With familiarity in donut and cake production, Clayton has processing and packaging experience with ovens, line relocations, and automated systems involving wrappers, cartoners, and case packing. He has additional experience in crème injection, product alignment and conveyance, HVAC, and utility systems. Clayton holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and was a member 4A State Baseball Championship team in high school.

Jordan Leary

Jordan joined our team as a Packaging Engineer II in the Atlanta office mid-January. She brings 11 years of experience- all with Clorox: 3 years in a Rotational Program (including Process Manager for Hidden Valley Dressings), and 8 years in the Clorox Packaging Group as both a Corporate Engineer involved in improvement and replacement projects across multiple plants and business units (Foods, Cleaning, Specialty), and in a Packaging Engineer plant role dealing with capital projects across multiple products. Jordan was also an Engineering Intern at CSM Bakery (Rise Baking Company) in Tucker, Georgia. She has skills in Line Design, Equipment Purchasing, Installation and Commissioning, Project Management (scope, schedule, cost, resources), Asset Management, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project). Jordan received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech in 2012.

Matt Walls

At the beginning of January Matt Walls joined the Louisville Office as a Design Lead- Process. He brings with him over 16 years of computer aided design and leadership experience in multiple industries and will supervise a number of our Senior Designers. Matt has significant experience in process and material handling design. He is skilled in AutoCAD Plant3D, Microstation, Plantspace Design Series, Navisworks, and additional software. Most recently, Matt was with Fortna/ MHS Global (Material Handling Systems) in Louisville. Prior to that he spent 8 years with Vogt Power International as Senior Piping Designer/ Autodesk Plant3D Subject Matter Expert. Matt also spent 5 years with Louisville Exchanger and Vessel as a Designer. LEV specializes in the design and fabrication of industrial tanks and shell and tube heat exchangers. Matt received an Associate degree of Applied Science- Mechanical Drafting and Design, from Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis.

Tony Skees

Tony Skees joins InLine Engineers as a Senior CAD Designer, in the Louisville office. Tony brings over 25 years of CAD design drafting experience including, creating 3D equipment arrangements, piping layouts, robotic placements, process pipe sizing calculations, IFB/ IFC drawings, bills of materials, and material take-offs. Tony has significant experience in process, material handling, and equipment design. He is skilled in AutoCAD 3D, Inventor, and additional software. Most recently, Tony served 10 years at Fortna/ MHS Global (Material Handling Systems) in Louisville. Prior to that he spent time as a designer at multiple companies, including 9 years with Mann+Hummel Advanced Filtration Concepts, a Louisville-based coolant filtration equipment OEM serving the automotive industry. Tony received a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue School of Technology in New Albany, Indiana.

Roger Wilmot

Roger joins InLine in the beginning of October as a Technical Sales Lead. Roger’s role will include project estimating and developing and presenting proposals. Roger has 5 years of Design/ Build and 20+ years of customer-side capital project development and execution experience. His work history spans greenfield factory construction, building expansion/renovations, and extensive process/utility/packaging systems. He was most recently with MAPP, a Louisiana-based general contractor, and spent the 4 years prior with Haskell as a Project Director. Roger spent 18 years with Nestle Waters in multiple roles, including Engineering Management. Roger graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He will be based in the Dallas, Texas area and report to InLine’s Director of Business Development.

Jeff Davis

Jeff joins the InLine Cincinnati Office at the beginning of September. He joins our team as a Technical Sales Lead. This business development role is centered around assisting company growth and profitability through new customer acquisition, as well as by increasing current customer spend by acquiring and assessing new opportunities. Jeff’s role will include project estimating and developing and presenting proposals. Jeff is a Senior-level technical sales leader with a 28-year track record of exceeding sales and profitability targets via a consultative, value-add approach.  He has consistently demonstrated success identifying, qualifying, and winning new business while building key account relationships. Jeff comes to InLine after spending the past 5 1/2 years with Harpak-Ulma Packaging as a primary packaging equipment and full-line automation specialist. His primary responsibilities were to grow business and support key accounts within the food processing industry as well as the medical device, pharmaceutical, CPG’s and general manufacturing verticals. Prior to Harpak-Ulma, Jeff was a Regional Sales Manager for Bizerba Industrial as a solutions specialist for weighing, labeling, and inspection equipment. Earlier is his career, Jeff focused on developing business for a number of OEMs providing labeling, coding, marking, weighing, and RFID systems for manufacturing applications. Jeff is excited about learning more about our core business and making a solid impact in short order. He graduated with a BS in Communications from the University of Dayton.

Brady O’Callaghan

In the beginning of August InLine welcomed Brady O’Callaghan as an Electrical Engineer in the Cincinnati office. Brady joins InLine Engineers as he departs Honeywell Intelligrated after a 4.5-year stay. As a technical lead with Intelligrated, his responsibilities included: Designing and implementing modifications to electrical systems for existing conveyor systems, assessed power and hardware needs for system upgrades to meet customer requirements for cost, timing, and future support, worked with mechanical and software engineering to ensure electrical designs were compatible with system restrictions and requirements, designed electrical control panels for 480V and 120V power distribution as well as 120VAC and 24VDC control, created electrical drawings in AutoCAD Electrical including device layouts, 1-line and 3-line power drawings, 120V and 24V control schematics, and fieldbus network layouts. Brady started his career with Belcan Engineering Group in Cincinnati. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University in Dayton.

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes joined the Louisville office in mid-July as a Process Engineer II. Jake joins InLine Engineers after spending the past 6 years with Safran Landing Systems in the Cincinnati area, where he initially held a Process Engineering role. He was recently promoted to Supply Chain Manager where he managed a team of 12. He earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville and a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, graduating with honors in both cases.

Jonathan Swinney

Jonathan joins our Louisville Office as a Project Manager after a short period with Jack Daniels. Prior to InLine, Jonathan spent 3 years with Luckett & Farley Architects in Louisville as Project Manager, with a focus on the distilled spirits sector. Prior to L&F, he spent 11 years with CRS Reprocessing Services (vacuum distillation units for food grade aluminum processing) as a Global Project Controller. Earlier, Jonathan served 7 years as Project Manager with MEP firm Kerr-Greulich Engineers. Jonathan earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Louisville and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Kentucky.

Arpan Patel

Arpan joins our InLine Cincinnati Office as a Project Engineer. After receiving his BS degree in Industrial Engineering in India, Arpan has recently completed a master’s degree program in Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering at North Carolina State. He has intern experience at food producer Bakkavor USA in Charlotte, NC and Studio TK in Clayton, NC. Back in India, he completed intern rotations with E-coli Waste Management, Bosch Rexroth, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, and Truetzschler.

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.

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