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Food and beverage engineering expert Andrew Marshall, whose career to date includes stints at major players like Asahi, CUB and Lion, has joined packaging automation integrator Foodmach as senior project manager.

With over 30 years' experience in project management, operations and engineering in the food, beverage and dairy sectors, Marshall brings a new level of structured execution to Foodmach’s delivery of turnkey packaging lines. 

“I’ve worked with Foodmach as a customer many times on a range of complex and often challenging projects, and admire their integrity and commitment to deliver on their promises even when projects are derailed,” said Marshall. 

“The company has a culture of empathy for both the people it employs and the people it serves, and a focus on continual improvement. 

“It was not a hard decision to join the team. I’m excited about the challenges of working with Foodmach’s customers to ensure their manufacturing capabilities meet future-state needs.”

Marshall’s previous roles within the industry include as programme manager for Lion Dairy and Drinks, national engineering development manager for Asahi, and national packaging capability manager for Carlton & United Breweries.

He has both a mechanical engineering degree and an MBA. 

“Having worked on the client-side of the business, Andrew knows exactly how to deliver large capital works programs and lean manufacturing methodologies. And he is a great guy. We are delighted and honoured to have him on board,” said Earle Roberts, Foodmach CEO.”

Foodmach is one of Australasia’s largest privately-owned and operated packaging machinery manufacturers and integrators, and specialises in Industry 4.0 integration for production lines 

According to Suren Moodley, company COO, Foodmach specialises in end-to-end project management, so the intention is for customers to deal with just one experienced supplier who gives the right advice, manages the entire process, and sees it through to a successful handover with ongoing service and support.

“Andrew's 30-plus years of experience in strategic planning, project management and change management, and his mix of engineering skills and business acumen is a game-changer for our projects team,” Moodley concluded.

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