January 17, 2018

JLS names director of integrated systems

JLS Automation has named Gary Pickett as director of Integrated Systems Group. JLS has also named Justin Fredricks as regional applications engineer.

Gary Pickett

Pickett will oversee the company’s systems integration activity, including non-JLS built equipment to expand its complete solutions, including integrating new track transport systems. With a background in carton loading solutions, Pickett will also help strengthen the company’s carton loading application solutions. Pickett was previously vice president of engineering and also president of Bradman-Lake Group, a custom cartoning equipment maker.

He will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Justin Fredricks

Justin Fredricks comes to JLS with experience in technology management and electrical and mechanical engineering. Most recently, he was senior applications engineer at Arrowhead Systems, and has also held positions such as mechanical design engineer and sales engineer at several companies, including Pearson Packaging, Bosch Packaging, Sani-Matic and Rapidpak. Fredricks will be based in Appleton, Wisconsin.

“JLS has welcomed continuous growth during recent years. To ensure we sustain and grow further, we continue to add high-caliber members to our team,” said Craig A. Souser, JLS President and CEO. “Both Gary and Justin come to us with a wealth of packaging industry knowledge and experience that will help JLS expand its solutions. The entire team is excited to have them on board.”

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