John Olakowksi, an executive manager with an extensive background in food and beverage production engineering along with supply chain solutions, has joined Power Automation Systems (PAS) to serve the food and beverage industry and other customers with their warehouse management needs.
Olakowski’s experience with Krones Inc., where he was director of material flow technology and IT solutions, and Witron, where he was general manager, positions him as an ideal resource for PAS customers looking for guidance and information regarding the revolutionary PowerStor® automated storage and retrieval solution for the efficient warehousing of palletized loads.
Olakowski’s background also includes time spent with HK Systems (now part of Dematic)/Harnischfeger Industries, providing a solid foundation for the business of material handling. Olakowski will be based in PAS’ Chicago office and report to executive vice president Cory Hypes.
Hypes said, "We are pleased to continue to expand our Customer First Initiative by bringing on qualified and talented individuals like John to work closely with customers to define and meet their warehousing needs. John’s background and his deep experience in the food and beverage industries will prove to be invaluable as customers bring their warehouse operations into more mechanized environments to better synch up with their manufacturing processes."