February 14, 2023

JLS Automation hires new VP of finance and accounting

Robotic packaging systems producer JLS Automation has created a new position in its leadership team, hiring Shawn Rauchut as vice president of finance and accounting.

Rauchut, who has more than 30 years of financial experience in manufacturing, will be responsible for the company’s financial planning, cash management and revenue recognition process. He will report to Craig Wolfe, promoted to chief operating officer last month.

Shawn Rauchut as JLS Automation’s new vice president of finance and accounting. Photo: Provided

“Shawn brings a strong understanding of lean process improvement, budget planning and forecasting, complex data analysis and decision making,” Wolfe said in a news release. “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.”

Rauchut, most recently vice president of finance at Graham Engineering Corp., has a bachelor’s in accounting from Shippensburg University and a master’s in Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Lebanon Valley College, as well as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from Villanova University.

Early in his career, Rauchut spent more than seven years working for Legrand Home Systems Inc. as controller. He has also held the role of chief financial officer at Philadelphia Mixing Solutions Ltd. and New Penn Motor Express.

Headquartered in York County, Pennsylvania, JLS provides custom robotic solutions for the food packaging industry, offering both primary and secondary packaging systems.

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