JBT Selects TCG for HRD Search

MEDERA, CA – John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT), a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Director of Human Resources search. Managing Partner, Jeff Wilbanks, and Recruiting Director, Jim Gorjup are leading the critical search.

Jeff Wilbanks

“TCG is excited to partner with JBT, a global leader in food processing machinery and airport equipment,” said Jeff Wilbanks. “This role will partner with a fantastic HR leadership team as well as support domestic and international facilities. Great opportunity for someone to work with a forward-thinking and business partnering HR function.”

The Director of Human Resources will be responsible for the strategic and functional management of the Human Resources team in Madera, California within the Preservation Business Unit of JBT.  This role oversees 1 major manufacturing plant located in Madera (CA), with smaller professional offices in Riverside, Visalia, Salinas. The overall number of employees this role will oversee is around 250. This person will also be responsible for the end-to-end support of the business via its people resources. They are accountable for directing, developing, implementing, and administering HR and people-related strategies and tactics, ensuring the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives.

To learn more about this opportunity and/or The Christopher Group please contact Jim Gorjup at jim@tcgco.com.

About JBT

JBT designs, produces, and services sophisticated products and systems for multi-national and regional food companies through its FoodTech segment. JBT also sells critical equipment and services to domestic and international air transportation customers through its AeroTech segment.

Within the FoodTech group, its Protein division provides comprehensive equipment and service solutions to its global protein customers that include chilling, mixing, grinding, injection, marinating, portioning, coating, frying, baking, and freezing for poultry, beef, pork, and seafood. The Diversified Food & Health division makes equipment and service solutions to extract, batch, blend, store, fill, preserve, and package fruits, juices, vegetables, dairy, and various other products for its global food producer customers. The Automated Systems division provides stand-alone and fully integrated robotic automated guided vehicle systems for repetitive material movement. The AeroTech division manufactures and services airport ground support equipment (plane de-icers, aircraft tow vehicles, and cargo loading systems), airport gate equipment (Jetway brand), and military equipment.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders and HR consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.