Vienna, OH (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
Liberty Technologies, a Millwood company (http://www.millwoodinc.com) and a worldwide industry leader and innovator of unit load and packaging systems, materials and services, has hired Jake Bennett as director – engineering.
Bennett brings a strong background in electrical engineering, manufacturing operations and systems integration to his role, including engineering management positions at Swagelok, Chrysler and Parker Hannafin.
“Jake provides a high level of engineering creativity and automation experience that we didn’t have,” says Brad Arnold, vice president – engineering. “Along with improving our own internal processes, we plan to expand our business service offerings to other markets and industries.”
Working from the corporate headquarters in Northeastern Ohio, Bennett will focus initially on process improvement and lean initiatives at Millwood’s lumber and pallet manufacturing operations. Bennett will also introduce new levels of automation to Millwood facilities with a goal of making manual processes more ergonomic for the workforce.
Bennett is also in the process of assembling a team to offer systems integration and process improvement services to the market. “If you look at palletizing and packaging at the end of the production line, there are a lot of opportunities for systems integration and automation that aren’t being realized today,” says Bennett. “We see a real opportunity to offer those services to the market.”
Bennett lives in Norton, Ohio, with his wife and three children.
Millwood Inc. is a worldwide industry leader and innovator of unit load and packaging systems, materials and services as well as a leading supplier of new, used and reconditioned pallets. Liberty Technologies, a Millwood Company, brings together industry knowledge and creative engineering experience to meet our customers unique industrial packaging needs for stretch/shrink wrap film and equipment, strapping machinery and case packaging and palletizing throughout the world. Both small-to-midsize businesses and Fortune 500 companies have relied on Millwood’s pallet management expertise, material handling solutions, logistics services and sustainability programs to provide strategic sourcing initiatives for over 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.millwoodinc.com.