YORK, PA. – Food packaging machinery manufacturer JLS Automation hired Shawn Rauchut to become the company’s new vice president of finance and accounting.

JLS shared that Rauchut will take care of its financial planning, cash management and revenue recognition process while partnering with the company’s leadership. In the newly created position, he will report to chief operating officer Craig Wolfe.

Previously the vice president of finance for Graham Engineering Corporation, Rauchut’s other past roles include chief financial officer at Philadelphia Mixing Solutions, Ltd., and New Penn Motor Express, and controller at Legrand Home Systems, Inc.

He has more than 30 years of financial experience in manufacturing, and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Shippensburg University, as well as a master’s degree in business administration, accounting and finance from Lebanon Valley College.

“Shawn brings a strong understanding of lean process improvement, budget planning and forecasting, complex data analysis and decision making,” Wolfe said. “His proven track record in financial oversight, leading cross-functional collaboration, employee engagement and organizational strategy execution will help JLS continue to grow and achieve its strategic business goals.”

JLS produces custom robotic solutions for the food packaging industry, with both primary and secondary packaging systems.