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Purutyan Named CEO of Jenike & Johanson

November 3, 2009
Jenike & Johanson, an engineering firm specializing in bulk solids handling, has announced the promotion of Herman Purutyan from sr. vice president to chief executive officer, effective immediately.

An 18-year veteran of the company, Purutyan holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from Babson College. During his career at Jenike & Johanson, he has worked with hundreds of clients and authored over 20 publications in the field of bulk solids storage, handling, and processing. He is a frequent lecturer with AIChE's continuing education series, delivers in-house courses to individual companies, and is a contributor to ASME’s Structures for Bulk Solids committee. He has been a member of the company’s Board of Directors since 2000.

“Herman’s personality and leadership skills combined with his vision, business acumen, and technical insight make him the ideal person to lead J&J into the future,” said Dr. John Carson, president of Jenike & Johanson Inc. Carson will continue as President of Jenike & Johanson.

“Jenike & Johanson has helped thousands of companies across the globe achieve reliable handling and processing of over 10,000 different bulk solids in industries such as pharmaceuticals, cement, chemicals, energy, mining, consumer goods, solid waste, and much more,” said Purutyan. “I am proud of our reputation as the premier bulk solids handling experts in the world and I look forward to continuing our growth in the future.”

Founded more than 40 years ago, Jenike & Johanson is a consulting engineering firm specializing in the science and technology of bulk solids handling. Headquartered in Massachusetts, Jenike & Johanson also has facilities, complete with laboratories, in California, Canada, and Chile.

For more information, please visit www.jenike.com.