The Christopher Group Places Regional HRD at JBT

MEDERA, CA – John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT), a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, has appointed Kimberly Zepeda as their new Regional Director of Human Resources. This critical search was led and placed by Managing Partner, Jeff Wilbanks and Recruiting Director, Jim Gorjup.

“It was an absolute pleasure to partner with Kimberly on the JBT search,” said Jeff Wilbanks. “She has the total package with progressive HR knowledge and experiences as well as the ability to build relationships quickly. I am looking forward to seeing Kimberly’s continued growth within JBT.”

Ms. Zepeda will be responsible for the strategic and functional management of the Human Resources team and administering HR and people-related strategies and tactics to ensure the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives.

Zepeda brings over 25+ years of experience to JBT. She has held previous roles at Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Spherion, SC Johnson, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, and most recently she was an HR Consultant at BBSI.

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.