SOUDERTON, PA. — NCC Automated Systems announced March 8 the appointment of John French as director of systems engineering. French will manage NCC’s sales, applications and project management teams and report to Jason Link, general manager.

French brings more than two decades of packaging automation and project leadership experience to his new role. Prior to joining NCC, he worked with BluePrint Automation for 22 years in various roles, including vice president of projects and director of sales and marketing.

“With his extensive experience leading cross-functional teams to grow business, we are confident John is a great fit at NCC,” said Kevin Mauger, president of NCC. “We welcome John to the team and are excited to see NCC evolve during the next few years.”

French is a certified Project Management Professional. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Buffalo.

NCC Automated Systems is an employee-owned, full-service automation systems integrator founded in 1986. It offers turnkey and equipment solutions for food processors, consumer packaged goods manufacturers, optical labs, OEM machine producers, and design and engineering firms.

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