September 19, 2019 – Beckhoff Automation LLC hired Mark Ruberg as Packaging Industry Manager to strengthen its presence among U.S. packaging and processing OEMs and manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (CPGs). Drawing on packaging industry experience and leadership skills, Ruberg will oversee sales efforts and application support for Beckhoff customers focused on the packaging and processing of goods across the U.S. Ruberg is joining Beckhoff at an opportune time, as the company has accelerated the introduction of automation technologies for packaging applications in recent years, most notably with the mechatronic eXtended Transport System (XTS).
Ruberg’s experience in packaging and plastics most recently involves serving as a Regional Sales Manager for Conair Group, Inc. His resume also includes seven years at packaging machinery company ProMach, Inc., first as Director of Corporate Business Collaboration, then Vice President of ProMach Business Process and finally overseeing business development of ProMach’s productivity software, ZPI. Ruberg previously spent 15 years at plastics machine builder Milacron, where he started as a Sales Engineer and ended as Managing Director for the Americas.
With the hiring of Ruberg, the previous Packaging Industry Manager, Joe Martin, can focus exclusively on his role as West Region Manager.
Ruberg holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Thomas More College and a master of science in mechanical engineering from University of Cincinnati. He also founded and serves as director for the nonprofit O2 Urban Farms, which builds aquaponics farms to provide fresh produce and year-round job opportunities to people living in food deserts.
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