YORK, PA. – Food packaging machinery manufacturer JLS Automation hired Waheed Chaudhry as its director of primary packaging.

Per JLS, Chaudhry’s responsibilities include putting together product strategies and providing technical solutions for the company’s continually growing primary packaging systems.

Chaudhry reports to Ken Harding, vice president of applications and product management at JLS.

“Waheed has an impressive background in engineering and a track record of solutions-oriented results,” Harding said. “His industry and application experience with sanitary equipment will prove to be invaluable as we continue to advance our hygienic primary packaging solutions at JLS.”

With 30-plus years in engineering and automation, Chaudhry most recently worked at Multivac as an automation project sales engineer. His background also includes time at Ross Industries as director of engineering, working as technical department manager for Kaeser Compressors, Inc., and serving as vice president of engineering for Simplimatic Automation.