JLS Automation has hired Jim Jeffries as southwest US region sales manager, and brings extensive sales experience in the food automation industry to the company.

His career in automation began after he received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. His experience is drawn from his diverse work history, including serving as a Sales Engineer at larger companies such as Videojet Technologies, as well as Manufacturing Engineer at Varian Medical Systems. Most recently, Jeffries was a Regional Sales Manager with Pearson Packaging Solutions and worked with customers to optimize their secondary packaging processes through automation.  

As Southwestern Regional Sales Manager, Jeffries is tasked with growing sales in CA, NV, AZ and NM. 

“Jim is a talented sales professional, and we are excited to welcome him to the JLS team,” said Mike Newcome, Vice President of Sales at JLS. “His strong experience with automated food system sales and engineering, as well as his knowledge of the region, coupled with our existing support resources, will help him hit the ground running.”

About JLS Automation

JLS Automation provides custom vision-guided robotic solutions for the food packaging industry. Offering both primary and secondary packaging systems, JLS designs hygienic packaging solutions for harsh sanitary environments. Dedicated to offering simple, user-friendly solutions to complex packaging challenges, JLS has been awarded multiple patents for its robotic tooling and leak detection systems.