NCC Adds Packaging Automation Expert to Leadership Team

Posted by Ray Kondracki | Mar 31, 2021 2:30:00 PM

John French will lead Systems Engineering team backed by 22 years of packaging automation experience


NCC Automated Systems has named John French as Director of Systems Engineering. In his new role, he will oversee the sales, applications and project management teams by providing his 22 years of packaging automation experience and leadership to projects from sales through execution. He will report to Jason Link, General Manager, NCC Automated Systems.


French was previously with BluePrint Automation, a maker of automation solutions for the case packing and packaging handling industries, for the last 22 years. There he held several roles, including Vice President of Projects, where he managed all application engineers and project managers, and Director of Sales and Marketing, where he saw new customers account for 45 percent of the company's business at the time.


French has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Buffalo, and is certified as a Project Management Professional.


“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. “We welcome John to the team and are excited to see NCC evolve during the next few years.”


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Written by Ray Kondracki

Ray Kondracki grew up in the packaging industry, literally! He started doing various summer jobs in high school at a VFFS company in Chicago, eventually moving into the marketing department shortly before graduating from college. His current role is President of Kondracki Group, a marketing agency that provides outsourced marketing and trade show management for the packaging industry. "KG" provides these services to the NCC group of companies. When not chasing down electricians and riggers at trade shows, Ray can be found on the golf course or watching a baseball game somewhere (usually at Brewers games even though he's an avid Cubs fan).

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NCC Automated Systems is a Full Service Automation Systems Integrator with over 30 years of experience. In addition to integrating some of the world’s best automation equipment solutions, we also offer in house mechanical and electrical design and manufacturing. We can provide complete turnkey solutions or just equipment.

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