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Packaging division leader

15 May 2019

Lorien Engineering Solutions has appointed a senior engineer to its UK team based at Burton-upon-Trent.

The multi-disciplinary engineering and project management business has appointed Julian Harris as Principal Engineer to head up its packaging division.

Julian is a trained chemical engineer with 14 years of project engineering expertise gained within the automotive and food and drink industries. He has worked extensively on international projects.

Julian joins Lorien from Jaguar Land Rover, where he managed CAPEX programmes around the introduction of new models including feasibility and cost impact analysis, specification, installation and commissioning supervision, project planning and budgeting.

Previously he worked for nine years as a project engineer within the food and drink sector. He delivered technical solutions including the design and implementation of fresh food packing lines, supporting a major distillery expansion project and design and implementation management for snack production lines.

At Lorien, Julian will lead on innovative packaging solutions using renewable technologies for the food and drink, brewing and pharmaceutical sectors. Initially he will lead on packaging projects in the snack industry.

Outside of work Julian is in the Army Reserve. He holds the rank of Major and runs a Light Cavalry Squadron consisting of 75 soldiers where he leads on career management and exercise planning.

Steve Slater, managing director of Lorien Engineering Solutions said: “I’m delighted to welcome Julian to Lorien. The expertise he brings with him complements and brings additional depth and breadth to our existing team’s capabilities in engineering and project management.”

Lorien Engineering Solutions, a division of GP Strategies Corporation, specialises in engineered capital projects for the food, brewing, drinks, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and logistics sectors, and offers a range of safety compliance services.